Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19 

TALLAHASSEE  Beginning next week, this press release will be issued once per week on Fridays. The COVID-19 daily reports will continue to be updated daily and the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard will also continue to be updated daily. Please find all daily reports here.



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 4:30 p.m., there are 2,902 current hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.


Positive test results:

  • Yesterday’s statewide positivity rate for new cases is 8.07 percent.
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, 6,893 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.
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