Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 6,323 new cases and 74 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
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As of 2:30 p.m. Saturday, there have been 2,162,067 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,121,387 Florida residents and 40,680 non-Florida residents. There are 34,404 Florida resident deaths reported, 670 non-resident deaths, and 88,130 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: 2,162,067 (up from 2,155,744)
Florida resident deaths: 34,404 (up from 34,330)
Non-resident deaths: 670 (no change)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 35,074 (up from 35,000)

  • 6,323 new cases reported Saturday
  • 74 new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 6.88%
    • 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: 122,558 (up from 122,193)
Deaths: 2,048 (up from 2,038)

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

Lee County: 66,301 cases (up from 66,058) – 943 deaths (3 new deaths)
Collier County: 34,223 (up from 34,138) – 514 deaths (4 new)
Charlotte County: 12,297 (up from 12,272) – 404 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 4,216 (up from 4,207) – 89 deaths
Glades County: 939 (up from 938) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,582 (up from 4,580) – 79 deaths (1 new)

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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