Tuesday’s Coronavirus Update: 10,524 new cases and 74 new deaths reported

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A health care worker directs a person to use 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 2 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 1,223,105 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,202,660 Florida residents and 20,355 non-Florida residents. There are 20,754 Florida resident deaths reported, 298 non-resident deaths, and 60,471 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: 1,223,105 (up from 1,212,581)
Florida resident deaths: 20,754 (up from 20,680)
Non-resident deaths: 298 (up from 296)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 21,052 (up from 20,976)

  • 10,524 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 74 new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 8.78%
    • 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: 71,790 (up from 71,269)
Deaths: 1,291 (up from 1,279)

  • 521 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 12 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 37,507 cases (up from 37,170 ) – 643 deaths (6 deaths)
Collier County: 21,050 (up from 20,971) – 321 deaths (4 new)
Charlotte County: 6,665 (up from 6,610) – 217 deaths
DeSoto County: 2,758 (up from 2,737) – 51 deaths
Glades County: 742 (up from 740) – 11 deaths
Hendry County: 3,068 (up from 3,041) – 48 deaths (2 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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REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system

VACCINES: State of Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine reports


The Florida Department of Health has a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to covid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINKFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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