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A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at a federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 4,044 new cases, 87 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 752,481 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 743,018 Florida residents and 9,463 non-Florida residents. There are 15,917 Florida resident deaths reported, 201 non-resident deaths, and 46,976 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: 752,481 (up from 748,437)
Florida resident deaths: 15,917 (up from 15,830)
Non-resident deaths: 201 (up from 200)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 16,118 (up from 16,030)

  • 4,044 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 87 total new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 1 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.19%
    • 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: 43,174 (up from 42,919)
Deaths: 966 (up from 963)

  • 255 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 3 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 21,883 (up from 21,753) – 492 deaths
Collier County: 13,588 (up from 13,492) – 244 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 3,349 (up from 3,332) – 153 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,620 (up from 1,612) – 28 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 587 (unchanged) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,147 (up from 2,143) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,689,110
Total tested (non-residents): 22,229
Total positive (residents): 743,018
Total positive (non-residents): 9,463
Total negative (residents): 4,938,900
Total negative (non-residents): 12,719

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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REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system


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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