Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 4,165 new cases and 86 new deaths reported

Published: May 7, 2021 2:48 PM EDT
Updated: May 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, a pharmacist with Walgreens Pharmacy prepares a syringe with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for residents and staff at the The Palace assisted living facility in Coral Gables. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, there have been 2,262,598 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,220,240 Florida residents and 42,358 non-Florida residents. There are 35,635 Florida resident deaths reported, 711 non-resident deaths, and 91,848 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: 2,262,598 (up from 2,258,433)
Florida resident deaths: 35,635 (up from 35,549)
Non-resident deaths: 711 (up from 708)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 36,346 (up from 36,257)

  • 4,165 new cases reported Friday
  • 86 new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 3 new non-resident deaths reported Friday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 4.70%
    • 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: 129,487 (up from 129,200)
Deaths: 2,119 (up from 2,117)

  • 287 total new cases reported Friday
  • 2 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 70,689 cases (up from 70,519) – 973 deaths
Collier County: 35,866 (up from 35,789) – 532 deaths (1 new death)
Charlotte County: 12,907 (up from 12,875) – 418 deaths
DeSoto County: 4,337 (up from 4,334) – 94 deaths (1 new)
Glades County: 958 (up from 956) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,730 (up from 4,727) – 83 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 May 3

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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