Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 6,277 new cases and 79 new deaths reported

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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 4 p.m. Saturday, there have been 985,297 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 969,813 Florida residents and 15,484 non-Florida residents. There are 18,442 Florida resident deaths reported, 235 non-resident deaths, and 54,591 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: 985,297 (up from 979,020)
Florida resident deaths: 18,442 (up from 18,363)
Non-resident deaths: 235 (up from 233)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 18,677 (up from 18,596)

  • 6,277 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 79 new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 7.14%
    • 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: 57,772 (up from 57,343)
Deaths: 1,136 (up from 1,134)

  • 429 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 2 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: ​29,613 cases (up from ​29,334) – 574 deaths
Collier County: 17,647 (up from 17,556) – 280 deaths
Charlotte County: 5,003 (up from 4,968) – 193 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 2,359 (up from 2,341) – 34 deaths
Glades County: 665 (no change) – 10 deaths (1 newda
Hendry County: ​​​​2,485 (up from 2,479) – 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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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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