Pharmacist Mike Ruane, of Scranton, talks to patients who signed up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine during a drive-thru clinic at Scranton High School in Scranton, Pa., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 6,790 new cases, 69 new deaths reported

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, there have been 2,064,525 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,026,083 Florida residents and 38,442 non-Florida residents. There are 33,494 Florida resident deaths reported, 649 non-resident deaths, and 85,373 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.


Total number of recorded cases: 2,064,525 (up from 2,057,735)
Florida resident deaths: 33,494 (up from 33,425)
Non-resident deaths: 649 (up from 647)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 34,143 (up from 34,072)

  • 6,790 new cases reported Thursday
  • 69 new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 2 new non-resident death reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 6.41%
    • 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: 116,622 (up from 116,252)
Deaths: 1,994 (up from 1,988)

  • 370 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 6 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 62,902 cases (up from 62,713) – 921 deaths (6 new)
Collier County: 32,637 (up from 32,516) – 498 deaths
Charlotte County: 11,605 (up from 11,556) – 392 deaths
DeSoto County: 4,083 (up from 4,076) – 85 deaths (-2)
Glades County: 925 (unchanged) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,470 (up from 4,466) – 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.


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

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FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of March 29

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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