Florida health officials report 4,000 new cases, 87 new deaths related to COVID-19

Florida’s death toll surpassed 16,000 Friday

Below is the information provided by the Florida Department of Health for Saturday, Oct. 17.


The department of health reported 4,044 new cases on Saturday, bringing the state’s overall total to 752,481.


The Florida Department of Health on Saturday reported 87 people have recently died from COVID-19. As of Saturday’s report, 16,117 deaths across the state have been related to the coronavirus, a number that includes 200 non-resident deaths in Florida.

State health officials have always maintained that virus fatalities are often delayed in being reported to the FDOH, with some deaths not reported for a month or more.

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The state reported 114 new hospitalizations on Saturday, meaning the state has seen a total of 46,976 patients admitted into a hospital since March in relation to COVID-19.

Currently, there are 2,046 people with the virus hospitalized in Florida, according to the state Agency for Health Care Administration.

Positivity Rate

The percent of positive results ranged from 3.43% to 7.87% over the past 2 weeks and was 5.21% Friday.

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Central Florida County-By-County Breakdown:

CountyCasesNew CasesHospitalizationsNew HospitalizationsDeathsNew Deaths

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