Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 7,364 new cases and 58 new deaths reported

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A health care worker collects a COVID-19 test sample after a person used a nasal swab for a self-administered test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Miami Beach Convention Center Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

As of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, there have been 992,661 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 976,944 Florida residents and 15,717 non-Florida residents. There are 18,500 Florida resident deaths reported, 236 non-resident deaths, and 54,706 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: 992,661 (up from 985,297)
Florida resident deaths: 18,500 (up from 18,442)
Non-resident deaths: 236 (up from 235)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 18,736 (up from 18,677)

  • 7,364 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 58 new resident deaths reported Sunday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Sunday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 7.85%
    • 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: 58,162 (up from 57,772)
Deaths: 1,137 (up from 1,136)

  • 390 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 1 new death reported Sunday

Lee County: 29,868 cases (up from 29,613) – 574 deaths
Collier County: 17,693 (up from 17,647) – 280 deaths
Charlotte County: 5,052 (up from 5,003) – 194 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 2,395 (up from 2,359) – 34 deaths
Glades County: 666 (up from 665) – 10 deaths
Hendry County: 2,488 (up from 2,485) – 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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