Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 7,985 new cases, 96 new deaths reported

Published: December 8, 2020 2:19 PM EST
Updated: December 9, 2020 11:04 AM EST
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A COVID-19 testing associate adjusts his personal protective equipment (PPE) at a testing center at Lincoln Park amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 7, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 1,073,770 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,056,065 Florida residents and 17,521 non-Florida residents. There are 19,378 Florida resident deaths reported, 249 non-resident deaths, and 56,906 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

*Numbers are released by the DOH every afternoon.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

Total number of recorded cases: 1,073,770 (up from 1,065,785)
Florida resident deaths: 19,378 (up from 19,282)
Non-resident deaths: 249 (up from 247)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 19,627 (up from 19,529)

  • 7,985 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 96 new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 7.92%
    • 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: 63,451 (up from 62,940)
Deaths: 1,203 (up from 1,190)

  • 511 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 13 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 32,790 cases (up from 32,476) – 607 deaths (8 new)
Collier County: 19,133 (up from 19,026) – 299 deaths (4 new)
Charlotte County: 5,652 (up from 5,593) – 203 deaths
DeSoto County: 2,525 (up from 2,515) – 39 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 705 (up from 699) – 10 deaths
Hendry County: 2,646 (up from 2,631) – 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 Dec. 7

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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