Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 9,592 new cases, 84 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, there have been 1,083,362 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,065,476 Florida residents and 17,886 non-Florida residents. There are 19,462 Florida resident deaths reported, 254 non-resident deaths, and 57,210 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

*Numbers are released by the DOH every afternoon.


Total number of recorded cases: 1,083,362 (up from 1,073,770)
Florida resident deaths: 19,462 (up from 19,378)
Non-resident deaths: 254 (up from 249)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 19,716 (up from 19,627)

  • 9,592 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 84 new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 5 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 8.64%
    • 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: 64,158 (up from 63,451)
Deaths: 1,213 (up from 1,203)

  • 707 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 10 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 33,132 cases (up from 32,790) – 608 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 19,351 (up from 19,133) – 303 deaths (4 new)
Charlotte County: 5,746 (up from 5,652) – 207 deaths (4 new)
DeSoto County: 2,551 (up from 2,525) – 39 deaths
Glades County: 711 (up from 705) – 11 deaths (1 new)
Hendry County: 2,667 (up from 2,646) – 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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