Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 14,896 new cases and 156 new deaths reported

Published: January 12, 2021 2:47 PM EST
Updated: January 14, 2021 10:38 AM EST
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 22: An RN hands off a coronavirus sample to medical assistant Bettie Cleveland at a COVID-19 testing site set up by Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center at Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Grove Hall in Boston's Dorchester on Oct. 22, 2020. Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center set up mobile testing to help their community members who were disproportionally affected by COVID-19, the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan have seen some of the highest incident rates of the Coronavirus in Boston. In July of 2020 they began to administer tests in the city at various locations. The Grove Hall location is available for walk up testing every Thursday at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge from 10:00am - 3:00 PM. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 1,503,482 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,476,484 Florida residents and 26,998 non-Florida residents. There are 23,227 Florida resident deaths reported, 358 non-resident deaths, and 66,204 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

According to the CDC, Florida has recorded 22 positive cases of COVID-19 variants as of Friday. The type of variants is not specified on the table. Florida Department of Health and the CDC were previously investigating the evidence of the first known case of what is known as the UK COVID-19 variant on Dec. 31, 2020.

*Numbers are released by the DOH every afternoon.


Total number of recorded cases: 1,503,482 (up from 1,488,586)
Florida resident deaths: 23,227 (up from 23,071)
Non-resident deaths: 358 (up from 353)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 23,585 (up from 23,424)

  • 14,896 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 156 new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 5 new non-resident death reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 10.62%
    • 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: 87,111 (up from 86,278)
Deaths: 1,458 (up from 1,456)

  • 833 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 2 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 46,104 cases (up from  ​​45,650) – 715 deaths
Collier County: 24,814 (up from 24,575) – 363 deaths
Charlotte County: 8,599 (up from 8,522) – 256 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 3,133 (up from 3,111) – 61 deaths
Glades County: 818 (up from 811) – 11 deaths
Hendry County: 3,643 (up from 3,609) – 52 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.”


VACCINE IN SWFL: COVID-19 vaccine schedules and information for SWFL

VACCINE IN FLORIDA: State of Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine reports

NOW HIRINGSWFL companies adding jobs

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of Jan. 11

REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system


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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