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Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 7,925 new cases, 87 new deaths reported

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, there have been 905,248 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 892,352 Florida residents and 12,698 non-Florida residents. There are 17,731 Florida resident deaths reported, 218 non-resident deaths, and 52,637 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: 905,248 (up from 897,323)
Florida resident deaths: 17,731 (up from 17,644)
Non-resident deaths: 218 (up from 217)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 17,949 (up from 17,861)

  • 7,925 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 87 new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Wednesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 8.16%
    • 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: 52,638 (up from 52,070)
Deaths: 1,078 (up from 1,077)

  • 568 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 1 new death reported Wednesday

Lee County: ​26,989 cases (up from 26,702) – 549 deaths
Collier County: 16,308 (up from 16,117) – 268 deaths
Charlotte County: 4,425 (up from 4,383) – 176 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,882 (up from 1,853) – 33 deaths
Glades County: 643 (up from 641) – 8 deaths
Hendry County: ​​​2,391 (up from ​​2,374) – 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. 16

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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