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Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,838 new cases, 52 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Health care workers use a nasal swab to test a person for COVID-19 at a pop up testing site at the Koinonia Worship Center and Village on July 22, 2020 in Pembroke Park, Florida. The tests where being donated by the emergency management firm CDR Maguire and GENETWORx Lab as the state of Florida battles against a spike in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 858,012 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 846,321 Florida residents and 11,691 non-Florida residents. There are 17,300 Florida resident deaths reported, 212 non-resident deaths, and 51,115 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: 858,012 (up from 852,174)
Florida resident deaths: 17,300 (up from 17,248)
Non-resident deaths: 212 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 17,512 (up from 17,460)

  • 5,838 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 52 new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 0 new non-resident death reported Wednesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 7.82%
    • 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: 49,670 (up from 49,243)
Deaths: 1,053 (up from 1,048)

  • 427 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 5 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: ​25,316 (up from 25,067) – 538 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 15,566 (up from 15,441) – 265 deaths (4 new)
Charlotte County: 4,107 (up from 4,069) – 170 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,741 (up from 1,734) – 30 deaths
Glades County: 630 (up from 627) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: ​​2,310 (up from 2,305) – 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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REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system


The Florida Department of Health has a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to covid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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