Catalina Mantilla, right, receives a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Miami. Florida health officials have reported a steady increase in the number of new coronavirus cases each day over the past month and a half, though the numbers are no where near the peak in July. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Thursday Coronavirus Updates: 9,085 new cases, 79 new deaths reported

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, there have been 914,333 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 901,234 Florida residents and 13,099 non-Florida residents. There are 17,810 Florida resident deaths reported, 220 non-resident deaths, and 52,865 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: 914,333 (up from 905,248)
Florida resident deaths: 17,810 (up from 17,731)
Non-resident deaths: 220 (up from 218)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 18,030 (up from 17,949)

  • 9,085 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 79 new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 7.58%
    • 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: 53,390 (up from 52,638)
Deaths: 1,086 (up from 1,078)

  • 752 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 8 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: ​27,275 cases (up from 26,989) – 553 deaths (4 new)
Collier County: 16,447 (up from 16,308) – 269 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 4,503 (up from 4,425) – 179 deaths (3 new)
DeSoto County: 2,118 (up from 1,882) – 33 deaths
Glades County: 646 (up from 643) – 8 deaths
Hendry County: ​​​2,401 (up from ​​2,391) – 45 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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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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