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Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,327 new cases and 66 new deaths reported

As of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, there have been 2,316,142 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 2,272,898 Florida residents and 43,244 non-Florida residents. There are 36,647 Florida resident deaths reported, 735 non-resident deaths, and 94,550 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: 2,316,142 (up from 2,313,815)
Florida resident deaths: 36,647 (up from 36,581)
Non-resident deaths: 735 (no change)
Total deaths in state (Fla./non-Fla. residents combined): 37,382 (up from 37,316)

  • 2,327 new cases reported Wednesday
  • 66 new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 0 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in Fla. residents: 3.54%
    • 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: 133,771 (up from 133,613)
Deaths: 2,184 (no change)

  • 158 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 1 new death reported Wednesday

Lee County: 73,278 cases (up from 73,199) – 1,004 deaths (1 removed)
Collier County: 36,938 cases (up from 36,891) – 543 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 13,321 (up from 13,301) – 437 deaths
DeSoto County: 4,419 (up from 4,415) – 96 deaths
Glades County: 974 (up from 972) – 19 deaths
Hendry County: 4,841 (up from 4,835) – 85 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 24

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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