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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,666 new cases and 54 new deaths reported

As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, there have been 2,228,212 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,186,477 Florida residents and 41,735 non-Florida residents. There are 35,084 Florida resident deaths reported, 693 non-resident deaths, and 90,262 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: 2,228,212 (up from 2,222,546)
Florida resident deaths: 35,084 (up from 35,030)
Non-resident deaths: 693 (up from 692)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 35,777 (up from 35,722)

  • 5,666 new cases reported Thursday
  • 54 new resident deaths reported Thursday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Thursday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 5.73%
    • 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: 127,006 (up from 126,568)
Deaths: 2,093 (up from 2,088)

  • 438 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 5 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 69,191 cases (up from 68,885) – 959 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 35,229 (up from 35,128) – 525 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 12,691 (up from 12,658) – 416 deaths (2 new)
DeSoto County: 4,283 (up from 4,275) – 92 deaths
Glades County: 950 (up from 949) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,692 (up from 4,673) – 82 deaths

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

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: Food distributions in SWFL, week of April 26

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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