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FILE — In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, University of Utah student Abigail Shull takes a rapid COVID-19 test in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: 8,198 new cases and 96 new deaths

As of 2 p.m. Monday, there have been 1,280,177 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,258,315 Florida residents and 21,862 non-Florida residents. There are 21,308 Florida resident deaths reported, 305 non-resident deaths, and 61,663 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: 1,280,177 (up from 1,271,979)
Florida resident deaths: 21,308 (up from 21,212)
Non-resident deaths: 305 (up from 302)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 21,613 (up from 21,514)

  • 8,198 total new cases reported Monday
  • 96 new resident deaths reported Monday
  • 3 new non-resident deaths reported Monday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 11.08%
    • 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: 75,304 (up from 74,565)
Deaths: 1,323 (up from 1,320)

  • 739 total new cases reported Monday
  • 3 new deaths reported Monday

Lee County: 39,332 cases (up from 39,003) – 652 deaths
Collier County: 22,004 (up from 21,683) – 328 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 7,128 (up from 7,065) – 231 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 2,843 (up from 2,839) – 52 deaths
Glades County: 762 (up from 761) – 11 deaths
Hendry County: 3,235 (up from 3,214) – 49 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

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

NOW HIRINGSWFL companies adding jobs

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of Dec. 28

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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Writer:WINK News
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