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People lined up to receive a COVID-19 test, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Opa-Locka, Fla. 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/Marta Lavandier)

Sunday’s Coronavirus Updates: 6,586 new cases and 61 new deaths reported

As of 3:00 p.m. Sunday, there have been 938,414 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 918,240 Florida residents and 13,800 non-Florida residents. There are 17,991 Florida resident deaths reported, 223 non-resident deaths, and 53,403 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: 938,414 (up from 931,828)
Florida resident deaths: 17,991 (up from 17,930)
Non-resident deaths: 223 (up from 222)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 18,214 (up from 18,152)

  • 6,586 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 61 new resident deaths reported Sunday
  • new non-resident deaths reported Sunday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 6.60%
    • 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: 54,932 (up from 54,529)
Deaths: 1,104 (up from 1,099)

  • 403 total new cases reported Sunday
  • 5 new deaths reported Sunday

Lee County: ​28,115 cases (up from ​27,891) – 561 deaths
Collier County: 16,864 (up from 16,749) – 276 deaths (3 new deaths)
Charlotte County: 4,672 (up from 4,624) – 181 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 2,196 (up from 2,189) – 33 deaths
Glades County: 654 (up from 652) – 8 deaths
Hendry County: ​​​​2,431 (up from 2,424) – 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. 23

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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