Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19 

~Florida has Eighty-Five Consecutive Days of New Case Positivity Rate Below 10 Percent~ 

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report each day on COVID-19.


Today, data reported to the Agency for Health Care Administration shows that the number of COVID-19 positive patients that are currently hospitalized is down more than 70 percent since July. As posted on the Agency for Health Care Administration’s hospitalization dashboard at 1 p.m., there are 2,564 current hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.


Positive test results:

  • Yesterday’s statewide positivity rate for new cases is 6.36 percent.
  • Yesterday was the eighty-fifth straight day below 10 percent positivity of new cases.


Fatalities by date of passing:
Today, data reported to DOH shows there has been a steady decline in the number of reported Florida resident deaths who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19. The second week of August compared to the second week of September, shows a 74 percent decrease in the average number of reported COVID-19 related deaths.

Florida long-term care facility data:

  • The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here.
  • The list of long-term care facilities with deaths is available here, which is updated weekly.
  • To date, 6,846 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.


Overall testing:

  • Yesterday, test results for more than 89,000 individuals were reported to DOH.
  • As of November 6, 832,625 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida