Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,520 new cases, 7 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
A man gets the coronavirus vaccine shot at an outdoor vaccination site at Lakewood Ranch Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Bradenton. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

As of 2 p.m. Sunday, there have been 2,124,233 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,084,173 Florida residents and 40,060 non-Florida residents. There are 34,021 Florida resident deaths reported, 664 non-resident deaths, and 86,969 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: 2,124,233 (up from 2,118,713)
Florida resident deaths: 34,021 (up from 34,014)
Non-resident deaths: 664 (up from 662)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 34,685 (up from 34,676)

  • 5,520 new cases reported Sunday
  • 7 new resident deaths reported Sunday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Sunday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 7.65%
    • 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: 120,275 (up from 119,895)
Deaths: 2,019 (up from 2,016)

  • 380 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 3 new deaths reported Sunday

Lee County: 64,915 cases (up from 64,693) – 933 deaths
Collier County: 33,644 (up from 33,548) – 505 deaths
Charlotte County: 12,075 (up from 12,034) – 399 deaths (3 new)
DeSoto County: 4,168 (up from 4,157) – 86 deaths
Glades County: 931 (up from 930) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,542 (up from 4,533) – 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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