Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 8,958 new cases, 81 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Catalina Mantilla, right, receives a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Miami. Florida health officials have reported a steady increase in the number of new coronavirus cases each day over the past month and a half, though the numbers are no where near the peak in July. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

As of 2:30 p.m. Sunday, there have been 1,125,931 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,107,103 Florida residents and 18,828 non-Florida residents. There are 19,866 Florida resident deaths reported, 267 non-resident deaths, and 58,127 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: 1,125,931 (up from 1,116,973)
Florida resident deaths: 19,866 (up from 19,785)
Non-resident deaths: 267 (up from 264)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 20,133 (up from 20,049)

  • 8,958 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 81 new resident deaths reported Sunday
  • 3 new non-resident deaths reported Sunday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 7.89%
    • 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: 66,566 (up from 66,092)
Deaths: 1,233 (up from 1,231)

  • 474 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 2 new deaths reported Sunday

Lee County: 34,478 cases (up from 34,177) – 613 deaths
Collier County: 19,935 (up from 19,854) – 308 deaths
Charlotte County: 6,066 (up from 6,004) – 209 deaths
DeSoto County: 2,602 (up from 2,593) – 46 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 717 (up from 713) – 11 deaths
Hendry County: 2,768 (up from 2,751) – 46 deaths (1 new)

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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