Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,245 new cases and 54 new deaths reported

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FILE – In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, a technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing at a laboratory in New York’s Long Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 832,625 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 821,526 Florida residents and 11,099 non-Florida residents. There are 17,014 Florida resident deaths reported, 210 non-resident deaths, and 50,265 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: 832,625 (up from 827,380)
Florida resident deaths: 17,014 (up from 16,961)
Non-resident deaths: 210 (up from 209)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 17,224 (up from 17,170)

  • 5,245 total new cases reported Friday
  • 53 new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 6.2%
    • 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: 48,136 (up from 47,820)
Deaths: 1,035 (up from 1,031)

  • 316 total new cases reported Friday
  • 4 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: ​24,508 (up from 24,328) – 531 deaths (2 new deaths)
Collier County: 15,091 (up from 15,005) – 259 deaths (0 new)
Charlotte County: 3,922 (up from 3,884) – 165 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 1,710 (up from 1,703) – 30 deaths (0 new)
Glades County: 624 (up from 623) – 6 deaths (0 new)
Hendry County: ​2,281 (up from 2,277) – 44 deaths (0 new)

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

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


Effective Oct. 27, the Florida Department of Health ceased releasing data showing overall testing numbers. Their statement: “The Florida Department of Health is making adjustments to the COVID-19 dashboard and daily report to provide clear, accurate information for Florida families. Moving forward, the daily report will focus on the number of tests reported to the state by day and the corresponding positivity rate by day. The previously reported cumulative number did not reflect the current status of the pandemic in Florida. This change is in line with the CDC recommendation that calculation of percent positivity [is] applied consistently and with clear communication, will allow public health officials to follow magnitude and trends effectively, and the trends will be useful for local public health decision making.”


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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 responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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