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Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,217 new cases, 46 new deaths reported

As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 2,217,368 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,175,844 Florida residents and 41,524 non-Florida residents. There are 34,958 Florida resident deaths reported, 688 non-resident deaths, and 89,808 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: 2,217,368 (up from 2,212,097)
Florida resident deaths: 34,958 (up from 34,912)
Non-resident deaths: 688 (unchanged)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 35,646 (up from 35,600)

  • 5,217 new cases reported Tuesday
  • 46 new resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Tuesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 6.92%
    • 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: 126,164 (up from 125,764)
Deaths: 2,083 (up from 2,075)

  • 400 total new cases reported Tuesday
  • 8 new deaths reported Tuesday

Lee County: 68,621 cases (up from 68,360) – 956 deaths (1 new)
Collier County: 35,037 (up from 34,948) – 522 deaths (5 new)
Charlotte County: 12,624 (up from 12,587) – 413 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 4,270 (up from 4,264) – 92 deaths
Glades County: 948 (unchanged) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,664 (up from 4,657) – 81 deaths

Click HERE* for a COVID-19 case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.


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: Food distributions in SWFL, week of April 26

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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