Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,419 new cases and 78 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, a pharmacist with Walgreens Pharmacy prepares a syringe with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for residents and staff at the The Palace assisted living facility in Coral Gables. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

As of 2:30 p.m. Saturday, there have been 2,238,937 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,197,023 Florida residents and 41,914 non-Florida residents. There are 35,239 Florida resident deaths reported, 698 non-resident deaths, and 90,746 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: 2,238,937 (up from 2,233,518)
Florida resident deaths: 35,239 (up from 35,161)
Non-resident deaths: 698 (up from 697)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 35,937 (up from 35,858)

  • 5,419 new cases reported Saturday
  • 78 new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 5.70%
    • 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: 127,808 (up from 127,471)
Deaths: 2,097 (up from 2,096)

  • 337 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 1 new death reported Saturday

Lee County: 69,651 cases (up from 69,446) – 959 deaths
Collier County: 35,451 (up from 35,358) – 528 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 12,750 (up from 12,716) – 416 deaths
DeSoto County: 4,301 (up from 4,299) – 93 deaths
Glades County: 952 (up from 951) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,703 (up from 4,701) – 82 deaths

Click HERE* for a COVID-19 case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.


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

NOW HIRINGSWFL companies adding jobs

FOOD PANTRIES: Food distributions in SWFL, week of April 26

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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