Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,263 new cases and 48 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Credit: via CBS News.

As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 2,275,365 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,232,820 Florida residents and 42,545 non-Florida residents. There are 35,831 Florida resident deaths reported, 716 non-resident deaths, and 92,348 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: 2,275,365 (up from 2,272,102)
Florida resident deaths: 35,831 (up from 35,783)
Non-resident deaths: 716 (up from 715)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 36,547 (up from 36,498)

  • 3,263 new cases reported Tuesday
  • 48 new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Tuesday
  • 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: 130,577 (up from 130,309)
Deaths: 2,132 (up from 2,126)

  • 268 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 6 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 71,399 cases (up from 71,242) – 977 deaths (4 new)
Collier County: 36,129 (up from 36,044) – 536 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 12,991 (up from 12,973) – 424 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 4,350 (up from 4,346) – 93 deaths
Glades County: 958 (unchanged) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,750 (up from 4,746) – 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

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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 covid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINKFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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