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Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 4,690 new cases and 98 new deaths

As of 2 p.m. Saturday, there have been 1,940,897 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,905,185 Florida residents and 35,712 non-Florida residents. There are 31,620 Florida resident deaths reported, 580 non-resident deaths, and 80,863 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

For state and county-by-county breakdown of vaccine administration, click here.

*Numbers are released by the DOH every afternoon.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

Total number of recorded cases: 1,940,897 (up from 1,936,207)
Florida resident deaths: 31,620 (up from 31,522)
Non-resident deaths: 580 (up from 571)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 32,200 (up from 32,093)

  • 4,690 new total new cases reported Saturday
  • 98 new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 9 new non-resident deaths reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 4.91%
    • 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: 109,310 (up from 109,066)
Deaths: 1,892 (up from 1,886)

  • 244 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 6 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 58,653 cases (up from 58,529) – 889 deaths (3 new)
Collier County: 30,725 (up from 30,640) – 465 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 10,823 (up from 10,801) – 373 deaths
DeSoto County: 3,858 (up from 3,850) – 75 deaths
Glades County: 907 (up from 906) – 16 deaths (1 new)
Hendry County: 4,344 (up from 4,340) – 74 deaths (1 new)

Click HERE* for a COVID-19 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

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 March 1

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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