LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 07: A volunteer (2nd R) helps check in people awaiting testing at a COVID-19 testing center at Lincoln Park amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. There has been a spike in new coronavirus cases in California along with an increase in the overall positivity rate and number of hospitalizations. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,539 new cases, 50 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there have been 755,020 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 745,492 Florida residents and 9,528 non-Florida residents. There are 15,967 Florida resident deaths reported, 201 non-resident deaths, and 47,053 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: 755,020 (up from 752,481)
Florida resident deaths: 15,967 (up from 15,917)
Non-resident deaths: 201 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 16,168 (up from 16,118)

  • 2,539 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 50 total new resident deaths reported Sunday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Sunday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 4.66%
    • 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: 43,313 (up from 43,174)
Deaths: 968 (up from 966)

  • 139 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 2 new deaths reported Sunday

Lee County: 21,962 (up from 21,883) – 492 deaths
Collier County: 13,621 (up from 13,588) – 245 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 3,363 (up from 3,349) – 154 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,626 (up from 1,620) – 28 deaths
Glades County: 587 (unchanged) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,154  (up from 2,147) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,707,334
Total tested (non-residents): 22,300
Total positive (residents): 745,492
Total positive (non-residents): 9,528
Total negative (residents): 4,954,649
Total negative (non-residents): 12,723

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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