Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: 1,976 new cases and 58 new deaths reported

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People lined up to receive a COVID-19 test, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Opa-Locka, Fla. Florida health officials have reported a steady increase in the number of new coronavirus cases each day over the past month and a half, though the numbers are no where near the peak in July. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, there have been 2,293,980 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,251,148 Florida residents and 42,832 non-Florida residents. There are 36,133 Florida resident deaths reported, 724 non-resident deaths, and 93,148 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: 2,293,980 (up from 2,292,004)
Florida resident deaths: 36,133 (up from 36,075)
Non-resident deaths: 724 (up from 723)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 36,857 (up from 36,776)

  • 1,976 new cases reported Monday
  • 58 new resident deaths reported Monday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Monday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 4.42%
    • 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: 132,044 (up from 131,864)
Deaths: 2,150 (up from 2,146)

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

Lee County: 72,272 cases (up from 72,162) – 987 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 36,493 cases (up from 36,445) – 540 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 13,144 (up from 13,131) – 426 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 4,374 (up from 4,373) – 94 deaths
Glades County: 965 (no change) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,796 (up from 4,788) – 84 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 17

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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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