Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,571 new cases, 83 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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FILE – In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna said Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, its COVID-19 shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus that’s surging in the U.S. and around the world. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 2,184,354 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,143,358 Florida residents and 40,996 non-Florida residents. There are 34,616 Florida resident deaths reported, 678 non-resident deaths, and 88,752 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: 2,184,354 (up from 2,178,783)
Florida resident deaths: 34,616 (up from 34,533)
Non-resident deaths: 678 (up from 676)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 35,294 (up from 35,209)

  • 5,571 new cases reported Tuesday
  • 83 new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 6.26%
    • 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: 123,920 (up from 123,576)
Deaths: 2,057 (unchanged)

  • 344 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 2 new deaths reported Tuesday; 2 deaths removed

Lee County: 67,153 cases (up from 66,959) – 946 deaths (down 1)
Collier County: 34,546 (up from 34,447) – 515 deaths (down 1)
Charlotte County: 12,426 (up from 12,391) – 406 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 4,241 (up from 4,237) – 91 deaths
Glades County: 946 (up from 942) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,608 (up from 4,600) – 80 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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