Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 12,119 new cases and 205 new deaths reported

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A medic takes a swab for a COVID-19 test from a Washington State University Student at a mobile test site run by the Washington Army National Guard and Air National Guard on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Pullman, Wash. (Geoff Crimmins/Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

As of 2:30 p.m. Saturday, there have been 1,560,186 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,531,830 Florida residents and 28,356 non-Florida residents. There are 24,004 Florida resident deaths reported, 376 non-resident deaths, and 67,790 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

According to the CDC, Florida has recorded 22 positive cases of COVID-19 variants as of Jan. 15. The type of variants is not specified on the table. Florida Department of Health and the CDC were previously investigating the evidence of the first known case of what is known as the UK COVID-19 variant on Dec. 31, 2020.

*Numbers are released by the DOH every afternoon.


Total number of recorded cases: 1,560,186 (up from 1,548,067)
Florida resident deaths: 24,004 (up from 23,799)
Non-resident deaths: 376 (up from 370)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 24,380 (up from 24,169)

  • 12,119 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 205 new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 6 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 8.55%
    • 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: 90,187 (up from 89,459)
Deaths: 1,491 (up from 1,481)

  • 728 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 10 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 47,803 cases (up from 47,422) – 727 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 25,645 (up from 25,419) – 375 deaths (4 new)
Charlotte County: 8,921 (up from 8,854) – 258 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 3,201 (up from 3,193) – 66 deaths (4 new)
Glades County: 833 (up from 825) – 12 deaths
Hendry County: 3,784 (up from 3,746) – 53 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 and information for SWFL

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

NOW HIRINGSWFL companies adding jobs

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of Jan. 11

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 Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINKFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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