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Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,145 new cases, 105 new deaths reported

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 762,534 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 752,845 Florida residents and 9,689 non-Florida residents. There are 16,210 Florida resident deaths reported, 203 non-resident deaths, and 47,628 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: 762,534 (up from 760,389)
Florida resident deaths: 16,210 (up from 16,105)
Non-resident deaths: 203 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 16,413 (up from 16,308)

  • 2,145 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 105 total new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 6.74%
    • 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: 43,760 (up from 43,610)
Deaths: 982 (up from 979)

  • 150 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 3 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 22,198 (up from 22,117) – 499 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 13,762 (up from 13,716) – 249 deaths
Charlotte County: 3,404 (up from 3,388) – 156 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,636 (up from 1,633) – 29 deaths
Glades County: 591 (up from 589) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,169 (up from 2,167) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,763,829
Total tested (non-residents): 22,476
Total positive (residents): 752,845
Total positive (non-residents): 9,689
Total negative (residents): 5,003,748
Total negative (non-residents): 12,738

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

Click HERE* for a 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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