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Health care workers use a nasal swab to test a person for COVID-19 at a pop up testing site at the Koinonia Worship Center and Village on July 22, 2020 in Pembroke Park, Florida. The tests where being donated by the emergency management firm CDR Maguire and GENETWORx Lab as the state of Florida battles against a spike in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,374 new cases and 36 new deaths reported

As of 2 p.m. Monday, there have been 2,047,379 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,009,408 Florida residents and 37,971 non-Florida residents. There are 33,247 Florida resident deaths reported, 644 non-resident deaths, and 84,707 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: 2,047,379 (up from 2,044,005)
Florida resident deaths: 33,247 (up from 33,178)
Non-resident deaths: 644 (up from 641)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 33,891 (up from 33,819)

  • 3,374 new cases reported Monday
  • 36 new resident deaths reported Monday
  • 3 new non-resident death reported Monday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 7.58%
    • 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: 115,535 (up from 115,270)
Deaths: 1,973 (up from 1,971)

  • 265 total new cases reported Monday
  • 2 new deaths reported Monday

Lee County: 62,300 cases (up from 62,143) – 910 deaths
Collier County: 32,315 (up from 32,253) – 492 deaths
Charlotte County: 11,475 (up from 11,436) – 391 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 4,061 (up from 4,056) – 84 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 924 (unchanged) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,460 (up from 4,458) – 77 deaths

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 29

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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