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A healthcare worker tests a patient at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Duke Energy for the Arts Mahaffey Theater on July 8, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,449 new cases, 94 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 748,437 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 739,050 Florida residents and 9,387 non-Florida residents. There are 15,830 Florida resident deaths reported, 200 non-resident deaths, and 46,862 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m. but are occasionally delayed.


Total number of recorded cases: 748,437 (up from 744,988)
Florida resident deaths: 15,830 (up from 15,736)
Non-resident deaths: 200 (up from 196)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 16,030 (up from 15,932)

  • 3,449 total new cases reported Friday
  • 94 total new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.41%
    • This percent is the number of people who test PCR- or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day, excluding people who have previously tested positive. 


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 42,919 (up from 42,691)
Deaths: 963 (up from 958)

  • 228 total new cases reported Friday
  • 5 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 21,753 (up from 21,613) – 492 deaths (3 new)
Collier County: 13,492 (up from 13,432) – 243 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 3,332 (up from 3,316) – 152 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,612 (up from 1,609) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 587 (up from 584) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,143 (up from 2,137) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,658,780
Total tested (non-residents): 22,137
Total positive (residents): 739,050
Total positive (non-residents): 9,387
Total negative (residents): 4,912,544
Total negative (non-residents): 12,704

The remainder of the tests is still pending or inconclusive, according to the FDOH website.

Click HERE* for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.

*If not linked, the report has not yet been made available.


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The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected]. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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Writer:WINK News
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