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Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 4,544 new cases in Florida, 333 of those in SWFL

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there have been 875,096 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 862,990 Florida residents and 12,106 non-Florida residents. There are 17,489 Florida resident deaths reported, 215 non-resident deaths, and 51,813 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: 875,096 (up from 870,552)
Florida resident deaths: 17,489 (up from 17,445)
Non-resident deaths: 215 (up from 214)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 17,704 (up from 17,659)

  • 4,544 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 44 new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 9.95%
    • 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: 50,715 (up from 50,382)
Deaths: 1,068 (no change)

  • 333 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 0 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: ​25,885 (up from 25,716) – 542 deaths
Collier County: 15,836 (up from 15,729) – 267 deaths
Charlotte County: 4,246 (up from 4,206) – 174 deaths
DeSoto County: 1,772 (up from 1,766) – 33 deaths
Glades County: 633 (up from 631) – 7 deaths
Hendry County: ​​​2,343 (up from ​​2,334) – 45 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 HIRINGSWFL 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.

LINKFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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