Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 13,719 new cases and 272 new deaths reported

Published: January 22, 2021 12:20 PM EST
Updated: January 23, 2021 1:32 PM EST
A healthcare worker finishes up organizing COVID-19 tests at a drive-thru testing center Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, there have been 1,627,603 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,597,849 Florida residents and 29,754 non-Florida residents. There are 25,011 Florida resident deaths reported, 394 non-resident deaths, and 69,735 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

According to the CDC, Florida has recorded 46 positive cases of COVID-19 variants as of Jan. 20. 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: 1,627,603 (up from 1,613,884)
Florida resident deaths: 25,011 (up from 24,739)
Non-resident deaths: 394 (up from 389)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 25,405 (up from 25,128)

  • 13,719 total new cases reported Friday
  • 272 new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 5 new non-resident deaths reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 12.37%
    • 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: 93,735 (up from 93,021)
Deaths: 1,542 (up from 1,538)

  • 714 total new cases reported Friday
  • 4 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 49,890 cases (up from 49,493) – 750 deaths (4 new)
Collier County: 26,573 (up from 26,361) – 386 deaths
Charlotte County: 9,257 (up from 9,195) – 271 deaths
DeSoto County: 3,273 (up from 3,254) – 68 deaths
Glades County: 850 (up from 848) – 12 deaths
Hendry County: 3,892 (up from 3,870) – 55 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. 18

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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