Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 10,577 new cases and 71 new deaths

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As of 2:30 p.m. Saturday, there have been 1,116,973 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,098,341 Florida residents and 18,632 non-Florida residents. There are 19,785 Florida resident deaths reported, 264 non-resident deaths, and 57,986 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: 1,116,973 (up from 1,106,396)
Florida resident deaths: 19,785 (up from 19,714)
Non-resident deaths: 264 (up from 263)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 20,049 (up from 19,977)

  • 10,577 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 71 new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 1 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 7.91%
    • 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: 66,092 (up from 65,440)
Deaths: 1,231 (up from 1,223)

  • 652 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 8 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 34,177 cases (up from 33,829) – 613 (3 new)
Collier County: 19,854 (up from 19,684) – 308 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 6,004 (up from 5,923) – 209 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 2,593 (up from 2,577) – 45 deaths (2 new)
Glades County: 713 (no change) – 11 deaths
Hendry County: 2,751 (up from 2,714) – 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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LINKFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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