Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,069 new cases, 11 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
FILE – In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 file photo, a pharmacist holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

As of 2:30 p.m. Sunday, there have been 2,310,335 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,267,144 Florida residents and 43,191 non-Florida residents. There are 36,474 Florida resident deaths reported, 733 non-resident deaths, and 94,123 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: 2,310,335 (up from 2,308,266)
Florida resident deaths: 36,474 (up from 36,463)
Non-resident deaths: 733 (up from 731)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 37,207 (up from 37,194)

  • 2,069 new cases reported Sunday
  • 11 new resident deaths reported Sunday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Sunday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 3.91%
    • 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: 133,377 (up from 133,194)
Deaths: 2,165 (up from 2,164)

  • 183 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 1 new death reported Sunday

Lee County: 73,083 cases (up from 72,973) – 995 deaths
Collier County: 36,805 cases (up from 36,761) – 542 deaths
Charlotte County: 13,278 (up from 13,265) – 429 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 4,409 (up from 4,400) – 95 deaths
Glades County: 972 (up from 970) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,830 (up from 4,825) – 85 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 24

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

*The map is best viewed on a desktop computer. If you don’t see the map above tap HERE for a fullscreen version

Copyright ©2024 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.