Florida well being officers report over 2,000 new instances of COVID-19 – WKMG Information 6 & ClickOrlando

To shut out the weekend, Florida well being officers introduced over 2,000 new instances of COVID-19 Sunday, Oct. 17.

The brand new instances come because the area will get able to rejoice one more main vacation within the grips of the coronavirus pandemic.

Well being officers mentioned Halloween will undoubtedly look totally different this yr however gained’t be canceled altogether.

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CDC officers mentioned sweet must be not be given out to trick-or-treaters this yr.

Well being officers mentioned individually wrapped goodie baggage lined up in yards for households to seize and go is taken into account a reasonable danger.

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The Florida Division of Well being reported 2,539 new instances on Sunday, bringing the state’s total complete to 755,020.


The Florida Division of Well being on Sunday reported 51 folks have just lately died from COVID-19. As of Sunday’s report, 16,168 deaths throughout the state have been associated to the coronavirus, a quantity that features 201 non-resident deaths in Florida.

State well being officers have all the time maintained that virus fatalities are sometimes delayed in being reported to the FDOH, with some deaths not reported for a month or extra.


The state reported 77 new hospitalizations on Sunday, that means the state has seen a complete of 47,053 sufferers admitted right into a hospital since March in relation to COVID-19.

At the moment, there are 2,008 folks with the virus hospitalized in Florida, in response to the state Company for Well being Care Administration.

Positivity Fee

The p.c of constructive outcomes ranged from three.43% to 7.87% over the previous 2 weeks and was four.68% on Saturday.

[SEE YESTERDAY’S REPORT: Florida well being officers report four,000 new instances, 87 new deaths associated to COVID-19]

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Central Florida County-By-County Breakdown:

County Instances New Instances Hospitalizations New Hospitalizations Deaths New Deaths
Brevard 10,397 48 951 zero 345 zero
Flagler 1,956 11 159 1 35 zero
Lake eight,168 38 688 5 218 2
Marion 10,444 28 1,033 four 335 1
Orange 43,453 151 1,489 1 530 zero
Osceola 13,474 38 732 three 181 zero
Polk 21,780 67 2,256 zero 586 four
Seminole 9,711 37 716 1 235 2
Sumter 2,756 14 270 zero 79 zero
Volusia 11,943 40 913 2 306 2

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