Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 11,294 new cases and 120 new deaths reported

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, there have been 1,234,399 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,213,760 Florida residents and 20,639 non-Florida residents. There are 20,874 Florida resident deaths reported, 299 non-resident deaths, and 60,800 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

*Numbers are released by the DOH every afternoon.


Total number of recorded cases: 1,234,399 (up from 1,223,105)
Florida resident deaths: 20,874 (up from 20,754)
Non-resident deaths: 299 (up from 298)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 21,173 (up from 21,052)

  • 11,294 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 120 new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 1 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 8.62%
    • 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: 72,533 (up from 71,790)
Deaths: 1,294 (up from 1,291)

  • 743 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 3 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 37,909 cases (up from 37,507) – 645 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 21,213 (up from 21,050) – 322 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 6,742 (up from 6,665) – 217 deaths
DeSoto County: 2,791 (up from 2,758) – 51 deaths
Glades County: 750 (up from 742) – 11 deaths
Hendry County: 3,128 (up from 3,068) – 48 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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REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system

VACCINES: State of Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine reports


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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