Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: 8,452 new cases and 137 new deaths

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FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, registered nurse Chrissie Burkhiser puts on personal protective equipment as she prepares to treat a COVID-19 patient in the emergency room at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement and recruiting nursing students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, there have been 1,134,383 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,115,446 Florida residents and 18,937 non-Florida residents. There are 20,003 Florida resident deaths reported, 268 non-resident deaths, and 58,269 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: 1,134,383 (up from 1,125,931)
Florida resident deaths: 20,003 (up from 19,866)
Non-resident deaths: 268 (up from 267)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 20,271 (up from 20,133)

  • 8,452 total new cases reported Monday
  • 137 new resident deaths reported Monday
  • 1 new non-resident deaths reported Monday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 8.34%
    • 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: 66,965 (up from 66,566)
Deaths: 1,240 (up from 1,233)

  • 399 total new cases reported Monday
  • 7 new deaths reported Monday

Lee County: 34,717  cases (up from 34,478) – 615 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 20,021 (up from 19,935) – 310 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 6,111 (up from 6,066) – 212 deaths (3 new)
DeSoto County: 2,613 (up from 2,602) – 46 deaths
Glades County: 718 (up from 717) – 11 deaths
Hendry County: 2,785 (up from 2,768) – 46 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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