Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 6,906 new cases and 46 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, as the U.K. health authorities rolled out a national mass vaccination program. U.K. regulators said Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020, that people who have a “significant history’’ of allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine while they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

As of 2 p.m. Saturday, there have been 2,118,713 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,078,784 Florida residents and 39,929 non-Florida residents. There are 34,014 Florida resident deaths reported, 662 non-resident deaths, and 86,894 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

For state and county-by-county breakdown of vaccine administration, click here.

*Numbers are released by the DOH every afternoon.


Total number of recorded cases: 2,118,713 (up from 2,111,807)
Florida resident deaths: 34,014 (up from 33,968)
Non-resident deaths: 662 (up from 658)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 34,676 (up from 34,626)

  • 6,906 new cases reported Saturday
  • 46 new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 4 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 6.94%
    • 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: 119,895 (up from 119,399)
Deaths: 2,016 (down from 2,019)

  • 496 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 1 new death reported, 4 removed Saturday

Lee County: 64,693 cases (up from 64,424) – 933 deaths (4 deaths removed)
Collier County: 33,548 (up from 33,404) – 505 deaths
Charlotte County: 12,034 (up from 11,982) – 396 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 4,157 (up from 4,134) – 86 deaths
Glades County: 930 (no change) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,533 (up from 4,525) – 77 deaths

Click HERE* for a COVID-19 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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