Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 6,820 new cases, 21 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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St. John’s Well Child & Family Center workers prepare to test a woman for COVID-19 at a free mobile test clinic set up outside Walker Temple AME Church in South Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 15, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there have been 843,897 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 832,525 Florida residents and 11,372 non-Florida residents. There are 17,121 Florida resident deaths reported, 212 non-resident deaths, and 50,489 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: 843,897 (up from 837,077)
Florida resident deaths: 17,121 (up from 17,100)
Non-resident deaths: 212 (up from 211)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 17,333 (up from 17,311)

  • 6,820 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 21 new resident deaths reported Sunday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Sunday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 6.23%
    • 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: 48,755 (up from 48,421)
Deaths: 1,035 (unchanged)

  • 334 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 0 new deaths reported Sunday

Lee County: ​24,842 (up from 24,655) – 531 deaths
Collier County: 15,263 (up from 15,173) – 259 deaths
Charlotte County: 4,005 (up from 3,962) – 165 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,725 (up from 1,717) – 30 deaths
Glades County: 626 (unchanged) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: ​​2,294 (up from 2,288) – 44 deaths

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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