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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,607 new cases, 72 new deaths reported

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 863,619 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 851,825 Florida residents and 11,794 non-Florida residents. There are 17,372 Florida resident deaths reported, 213 non-resident deaths, and 51,272 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.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

Total number of recorded cases: 863,619 (up from 858,012)
Florida resident deaths: 17,372 (up from 17,300)
Non-resident deaths: 213 (up from 212)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 17,585 (up from 17,512)

  • 5,607 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 72 new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 0 new non-resident death reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 7.35%
    • 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. 

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total recorded cases in SWFL: 49,933 (up from 49,670)
Deaths: 1,059 (up from 1,053)

  • 263 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 6 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: ​25,457 (up from 25,316) – 538 deaths
Collier County: 15,611 (up from 15,566) – 267 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 4,152 (up from 4,107) – 172 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 1,760 (up from 1,741) – 31 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 630 (unchanged) – 7 deaths (1 new)
Hendry County: ​​2,323 (up from 2,310) – 44 deaths

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

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

TESTING DATA

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.”


RESOURCES

NOW HIRING: SWFL companies adding jobs

#GulfshoreStrong: Covering people making a difference in SWFL

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of Nov. 9

REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system


IF YOU FEEL SICK:

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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Writer:WINK News
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