Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 11,699 new cases and 123 new deaths reported

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As of 7:00 p.m. Friday, there have been 1,106,396 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,087,956 Florida residents and 18,440 non-Florida residents. There are 19,714 Florida resident deaths reported, 263 non-resident deaths, and 57,728 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: 1,106,396 (up from 1,094,697)
Florida resident deaths: 19,714 (up from 19,591)
Non-resident deaths: 263 (up from 260)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 19,977 (up from 19,851)

  • 11,699 total new cases reported Friday
  • 123 new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 3 new non-resident deaths reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 7.90%
    • 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: 65,440 (up from 64,739)
Deaths: 1,223 (up from 1,217)

  • 701 total new cases reported Friday
  • 6 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 33,829 cases (up from 33,431) – 610 deaths
Collier County: 19,684 (up from 19,496) – 306 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 5,923 (up from 5,840) – 208 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 2,577 (up from 2,565) – 43 deaths (2 new)
Glades County: 713 (up from 712) – 11 deaths
Hendry County: 2,714 (up from 2,695) – 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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