Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 6,933 news cases, 73 new deaths reported

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A medic takes a swab for a COVID-19 test from a Washington State University Student at a mobile test site run by the Washington Army National Guard and Air National Guard on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Pullman, Wash. (Geoff Crimmins/Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 870,552 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 858,585 Florida residents and 11,967 non-Florida residents. There are 17,445 Florida resident deaths reported, 214 non-resident deaths, and 51,542 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: 870,552 (up from 863,619)
Florida resident deaths: 17,445 (up from 17,372)
Non-resident deaths: 214 (up from 213)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 17,659 (up from 17,585)

  • 6,933 total new cases reported Friday
  • 73 new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 7.95%
    • 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: 50,382 (up from 49,933)
Deaths: 1,068 (up from 1,059)

  • 449 total new cases reported Friday
  • 9 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: ​25,716 (up from 25,457) – 542 deaths (4 new deaths)
Collier County: 15,729 (up from 15,611) – 267 deaths
Charlotte County: 4,206 (up from 4,152) – 174 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 1,766 (up from 1,760) – 33 deaths (2 new)
Glades County: 631 (up from 630) – 7 deaths
Hendry County: ​​​2,334 (up from ​​2,323) – 45 deaths (1 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.

LINKFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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