Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,377 new cases, 20 new deaths reported

Published: October 26, 2020 11:02 AM EDT
Updated: October 27, 2020 10:05 AM EDT
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Health care workers use a nasal swab to test a person for COVID-19 at a pop up testing site at the Koinonia Worship Center and Village on July 22, 2020 in Pembroke Park, Florida. The tests where being donated by the emergency management firm CDR Maguire and GENETWORx Lab as the state of Florida battles against a spike in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As of 11 a.m. Monday, there have been 782,013 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 771,989 Florida residents and 10,024 non-Florida residents. There are 16,449 Florida resident deaths reported, 203 non-resident deaths, and 48,281 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m. but are occasionally delayed.


Total number of recorded cases: 782,013 (up from 778,636)
Florida resident deaths: 16,449 (up from 16,429)
Non-resident deaths: 203 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 16,652 (up from 16,632)

  • 3,377 total new cases reported Monday
  • 20 new resident deaths reported Monday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Monday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 5.91%
    • 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: 45,025 (up from 44,745)
Deaths: 994 (unchanged)

  • 280 total new cases reported Monday
  • 0 new deaths reported Monday

Lee County: 22,887 (up from 22,711) – 506 deaths
Collier County: 14,135 (up from 14,087) – 253 deaths
Charlotte County: 3,553 (up from 3,509) – 157 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,654 (up from 1,652) – 29 deaths
Glades County: 597 (up from 595) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,199 (up from 2,191) – 43 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,969,240
Total tested (non-residents): 22,828
Total positive (residents): 771,989
Total positive (non-residents): 10,024
Total negative (residents): 5,189,980
Total negative (non-residents): 12,756

The remainder of the tests is still pending or inconclusive, according to the FDOH website.

Click HERE* for a case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.

*If not linked, the final report has not yet been made available.


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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 protected]. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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