Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,331 new cases, 41 new deaths reported

Published: October 31, 2020 11:32 AM EDT
Updated: November 1, 2020 9:34 AM EST
A medic takes a swab for a COVID-19 test from a Washington State University Student at a mobile test site run by the Washington Army National Guard and Air National Guard on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Pullman, Wash. (Geoff Crimmins/Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 802,547 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 791,997 Florida residents and 10,550 non-Florida residents. There are 16,761 Florida resident deaths reported, 208 non-resident deaths, and 49,338 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: 802,547 (up from 800,216)
Florida resident deaths: 16,761 (up from 16,720)
Non-resident deaths: 208 (up from 207)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 16,969 (up from 16,927)

  • 2,331 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 41 new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 6.32%
    • 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: 46,415 (up from 46,256)
Deaths: 1,012 (up from 1,007)

  • 159 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 5 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: ​23,589 (up from 23,517) – 518 deaths (3 new)
Collier County: 14,587 (up from 14,542) – 256 deaths
Charlotte County: 3,715 (up from 3,689) – 159 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 1,676 (up from 1,674) – 29 deaths
Glades County: 610 (up from 607) – 6 deaths
Hendry County: 2,238 (up from 2,227) – 44 deaths

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

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


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.”


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

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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