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A COVID-19 testing associate adjusts his personal protective equipment (PPE) at a testing center at Lincoln Park amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 7, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,689 new cases, 74 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 771,780 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 761,924 Florida residents and 9,856 non-Florida residents. There are 16,340 Florida resident deaths reported, 204 non-resident deaths, and 47,953 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: 771,780 (up from 768,091)
Florida resident deaths: 16,340 (up from 16,267)
Non-resident deaths: 204 (up from 203)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 16,544 (up from 16,470)

  • 3,689 total new cases reported Friday
  • 73 new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 1 new non-resident deaths reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.62%
    • 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: 44,287 (up from 44,051)
Deaths: 991 (up from 983)

  • 236 total new cases reported Friday
  • 8 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 22,480 (up from 22,341) – 505 deaths (5 new)
Collier County: 13,927 (up from 13,864) – 251 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 3,463 (up from 3,440) – 157 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,644 (up from 1,641) – 29 deaths
Glades County: 593 (unchanged) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,180 (up from 2,172) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,850,390
Total tested (non-residents): 22,651
Total positive (residents): 761,924
Total positive (non-residents): 9,856
Total negative (residents): 5,081,224
Total negative (non-residents): 12,748

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 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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