Hospitalizations on the rise in Florida as COVID-19 cases continue to be reported

Florida’s positivity rate is above 7%

Suzanne Tan Maye, MSN, RN-BC; Jennifer Melara, MSN, RN-BC
Suzanne Tan Maye, MSN, RN-BC; Jennifer Melara, MSN, RN-BC (Courtesy of University of Florida Health)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health released new data on Florida’s fight against COVID-19. As of Wednesday’s report, over 858,000 people have contracted the disease since March.

Hospitalizations continue to rise in the Sunshine State.

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The Department of Health said Tuesday that Florida logged 4,353 new coronavirus cases, with 3,048 current hospitalizations as of Wednesday morning.

The number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in Florida hospitals shows continued signs of an upswing in the past couple of weeks.

The state’s online census of hospitals showed numbers hovering between 2,000 and 2,200 for most of last month. The state’s outbreak peaked over the summer, with nearly 10,000 patients being treated in late July.

Below is information provided by the Florida Department of Health for Wednesday, Nov. 11.


The Florida Department of Health reported 5,838 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the state’s overall total to 858,012 cases since March.


The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday reported 52 people have recently died from COVID-19. As of Wednesday’s coronavirus report, a total of 17,512 deaths across the state have been related to the coronavirus, a number that includes 212 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.


Currently, there are 3,048 people with the virus hospitalized in Florida, according to the state Agency for Health Care Administration.

The state DOH reported 243 new hospitalizations on Wednesday, bringing Florida’s total since the pandemic arrived in March to 51,115 people hospitalized.

Positivity Rate

The percent of positive results ranged from 4.91% to 8.31% over the past two weeks and was 7.82% Tuesday.

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Below is a breakdown of the coronavirus numbers across the 10-county Central Florida region for Nov. 11:

CountyCasesNew CasesHospitalizationsNew HospitalizationsDeathsNew Deaths

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