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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 4,064 new cases, 47 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Miami Beach Convention Center Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, there have been 2,282,613 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,239,982 Florida residents and 42,631 non-Florida residents. There are 35,929 Florida resident deaths reported, 719 non-resident deaths, and 92,742 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: 2,282,613 (up from 2,278,549)
Florida resident deaths: 35,929 (up from 35,882)
Non-resident deaths: 719 (up from 716)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 36,648 (up from 36,598)

  • 4,064 new cases reported Thursday
  • 47 new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 3 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 4.41%
    • 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: 131,179 (up from 130,878)
Deaths: 2,139 (up from 2,134)

  • 301 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 5 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 71,731 cases (up from 71,542) – 981 deaths
Collier County: 36,306 cases (up from 36,237) – 538 deaths
Charlotte County: 13,049 (up from 13,024) – 425 deaths
DeSoto County: 4,360 (up from 4,357) – 93 deaths
Glades County: 963 (up from 960) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,770 (up from 4,758) – 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 covid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINKFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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