FILE - In this Monday, April 26, 2021 file phto, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV in Las Vegas. On Friday, April 30, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it was anxiety — and not a problem with the coronavirus vaccine — that caused apparent reactions in dozens of people vaccinated earlier this month at clinics across five states. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Saturday’s Coronavirus Updates: 3,319 new cases, 56 new deaths reported

As of 2 p.m. Saturday, there have been 2,289,522 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,246,756 Florida residents and 42,766 non-Florida residents. There are 36,056 Florida resident deaths reported, 720 non-resident deaths, and 93,056 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: 2,289,522 (up from 2,286,203)
Florida resident deaths: 36,056 (up from 36,000)
Non-resident deaths: 720 (up from 719)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 36,776 (up from 36,719)

  • 3,319 new cases reported Saturday
  • 56 new resident deaths reported Saturday
  • 1 new non-resident death reported Saturday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 4.41%
    • 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. 

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total recorded cases in SWFL: 131,681 (up from 131,405)
Deaths: 2,144 (up from 2,142)

  • 276 total new cases reported Saturday
  • 2 new deaths reported Saturday

Lee County: 72,043 cases (up from 71,878) – 986 deaths (2 new)
Collier County: 36,404 cases (up from 36,344) – 538 deaths
Charlotte County: 13,112 (up from 13,079) – 425 deaths
DeSoto County: 4,371 (up from 4,362) – 93 deaths
Glades County: 965 (up from 964) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,786 (up from 4,778) – 83 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 May 17

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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