Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,296 new cases, 52 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 22: An RN hands off a coronavirus sample to medical assistant Bettie Cleveland at a COVID-19 testing site set up by Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center at Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Grove Hall in Boston’s Dorchester on Oct. 22, 2020. Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center set up mobile testing to help their community members who were disproportionally affected by COVID-19, the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan have seen some of the highest incident rates of the Coronavirus in Boston. In July of 2020 they began to administer tests in the city at various locations. The Grove Hall location is available for walk up testing every Thursday at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge from 10:00am – 3:00 PM. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

As of 2 p.m. Monday, there have been 2,272,102 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,229,567 Florida residents and 42,535 non-Florida residents. There are 35,783 Florida resident deaths reported, 715 non-resident deaths, and 92,125 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: 2,272,102 (up from 2,269,806)
Florida resident deaths: 35,783 (up from 35,731)
Non-resident deaths: 715 (up from 714)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 36,498 (up from 36,445)

  • 2,296 new cases reported Monday
  • 52 new resident deaths reported Monday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Monday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 5.01%
    • 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: 130,309 (up from 130,124)
Deaths: 2,126 (up from 2,122)

  • 185 total new cases reported Monday
  • 4 new deaths reported Monday

Lee County: 71,242 cases (up from 71,111) – 973 deaths
Collier County: 36,044 (up from 36,010) – 535 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 12,973 (up from 12,957) – 423 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 4,346 (up from 4,344) – 93 deaths
Glades County: 958 (unchanged) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,746 (up from 4,744) – 83 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 May 10

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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