As of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, there have been 961,676 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 946,956 Florida residents and 14,720 non-Florida residents. There are 18,254 Florida resident deaths reported, 228 non-resident deaths, and 54,133 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: 961,676 (up from 953,300)
Florida resident deaths: 18,254 (up from 18,157)
Non-resident deaths: 228 (up from 226)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 18,482 (up from 18,383)
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total recorded cases in SWFL: 56,388 (up from 55,862)
Deaths: 1,131 (up from 1,118)
Lee County: 28,881 cases (up from 28,608) – 577 deaths (7 new)
Collier County: 17,262 (up from 17,095) – 279 deaths
Charlotte County: 4,831 (up from 4,780) – 186 deaths (3 new)
DeSoto County: 2,305 (up from 2,280) – 35 deaths (2 new)
Glades County: 657 (up from 654) – 9 deaths (1 new)
Hendry County: 2,452 (up from 2,445) – 45 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.
LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates
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