Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 5,306 new cases and 77 new deaths reported

Published: April 30, 2021 2:30 PM EDT
Updated: May 2, 2021 8:59 AM EDT
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, pharmacy technician Sochi Evans fills a syringe with a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Texas Southern University in Houston. Coronavirus cases are continuing to decline in the U.S. after a winter surge. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the country dropped below 100,000 on Friday, Feb. 12 for the first time since November 4. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, there have been 2,233,518 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,191,695 Florida residents and 41,823 non-Florida residents. There are 35,161 Florida resident deaths reported, 697 non-resident deaths, and 90,489 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: 2,233,518 (up from 2,228,212)
Florida resident deaths: 35,161 (up from 35,084)
Non-resident deaths: 697 (up from 693)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 35,858 (up from 35,777)

  • 5,306 new cases reported Friday
  • 77 new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 4 new non-resident death reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 5.66%
    • 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: 127,471 (up from 127,006)
Deaths: 2,096 (up from 2,093)

  • 465 total new cases reported Friday
  • 3 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 69,446 cases (up from 69,191) – 959 deaths
Collier County: 35,358 (up from 35,229) – 527 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 12,716 (up from 12,691) – 416 deaths
DeSoto County: 4,299 (up from 4,283) – 93 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 951 (up from 950) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,701 (up from 4,692) – 82 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

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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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