Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 7,788 new cases, 119 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 1,721,377 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,689,700 Florida residents and 31,677 non-Florida residents. There are 26,479 Florida resident deaths reported, 436 non-resident deaths, and 72,294 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

According to the CDC, Florida has recorded 147 positive cases of COVID-19 variants as of Jan. 31. 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: 1,721,377 (up from 1,713,589)
Florida resident deaths: 26,479 (up from 26,360)
Non-resident deaths: 436 (up from 435)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 26,915 (up from 26,795)

  • 7,788 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 119 new resident deaths reported Sunday
  • 1 new non-resident deaths reported Sunday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 5.54%
    • 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: 98,475 (up from 98,097)
Deaths: 1,632 (up from 1,624)

  • 378 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 8 new deaths reported Sunday

Lee County: 52,653 cases (up from 52,420 cases) – 794 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 27,810 (up from 27,723) – 404 deaths
Charlotte County: 9,719 (up from 9,688) – 299 deaths (7 new)
DeSoto County: 3,372 (up from 3,363) – 67 deaths
Glades County: 870 (up from 868) – 13 deaths
Hendry County: 4,051 (up from 4,035) – 55 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

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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 Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINKFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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