Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 12,075 new cases, 101 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
People lined up to receive a COVID-19 test, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Opa-Locka, Fla. 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/Marta Lavandier)

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 1,292,252 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,270,063 Florida residents and 22,189 non-Florida residents. There are 21,409 Florida resident deaths reported, 309 non-resident deaths, and 62,142 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: 1,292,252 (up from 1,280,177)
Florida resident deaths: 21,409 (up from 21,308)
Non-resident deaths: 309 (up from 305)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 21,718 (up from 21,613)

  • 12,075 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 101 new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 4 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 22.75%
    • 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: 75,880 (up from 75,304)
Deaths: 1,330 (up from 1,323)

  • 576 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 7 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 39,679 cases (up from 39,332) – 653 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 22,132 (up from 22,004) – 331 deaths (3 new)
Charlotte County: 7,192 (up from 7,128) – 231 deaths
DeSoto County: 2,858 (up from 2,843) – 55 deaths (3 new)
Glades County: 764 (up from 762) – 11 deaths
Hendry County: 3,255 (up from 3,235) – 49 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.”


VACCINE IN SWFL: COVID-19 vaccine schedules for SWFL

VACCINE IN FLORIDA: State of Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine reports

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REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system


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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