Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 1,878 new cases, 49 new deaths reported

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Credit: Jordan E. Gilbert / USMC

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, there have been 2,329,867 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,286,332 Florida residents and 43,535 non-Florida residents. There are 36,973 Florida resident deaths reported, 744 non-resident deaths, and 95,607 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: 2,329,867 (up from 2,327,989)
Florida resident deaths: 36,973 (up from 36,924)
Non-resident deaths: 744 (up from 741)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 37,717 (up from 37,665)

  • 1,878 new cases reported Thursday
  • 49 new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 3 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
    • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 3.15%
    • 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: 134,692 (up from 134,586)
Deaths: 2,200 (up from 2,199)

  • 106 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 1 new death reported Thursday

Lee County: 73,777 cases (up from 73,727) – 1,009 deaths
Collier County: 37,184 cases (up from 37,142) – 551 deaths
Charlotte County: 13,437 (up from 13,425) – 437 deaths
DeSoto County: 4,438 (up from 4,437) – 97 deaths
Glades County: 983 (unchanged) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,873 (up from 4,872) – 87 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 31

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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