Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,338 new cases, 86 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
A woman receives her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine during a Health Hero Florida event at South Gulf Cove March 23, 2021. (Credit: WINK News)

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, there have been 2,318,480 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,275,177 Florida residents and 43,303 non-Florida residents. There are 36,733 Florida resident deaths reported, 735 non-resident deaths, and 94,767 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: 2,318,480 (up from 2,316,142)
Florida resident deaths: 36,733 (up from 36,647)
Non-resident deaths: 735 (no change)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 37,468 (up from 37,382)

  • 2,338 new cases reported Thursday
  • 86 new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 3.2%
    • 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: 133,918 (up from 133,771)
Deaths: 2,188 (up from 2,184)

  • 147 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 4 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 73,361 cases (up from 73,278) – 1,004 deaths
Collier County: 36,976 cases (up from 36,938) – 544 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 13,335 (up from 13,321) – 437 deaths
DeSoto County: 4,423 (up from 4,419) – 98 deaths (2 new)
Glades County: 974 (unchanged) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,849 (up from 4,841) – 86 deaths (1 new)

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 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

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