11,682 new Florida coronavirus cases reported Saturday; 72 new deaths

The Florida Department of Health says the number of known cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by 11,682 Saturday. According to the state's daily update, the total number of cases in Florida is now 1,193,165.

The number of Florida resident deaths has reached 20,473, an increase of 72 since Friday's update. In addition, a total of 291 non-Floridians have died in the state. 

Locally, Sumter County reported five new deaths, Pasco County reported three, Hillsborough County reported two, while Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Highlands Counties each reported one new death.

Of the 1,193,165 cases, 1,173,409 are Florida residents while 19,756 are non-Florida residents currently in the state. 

Bay Area COVID-19 cases by the numbers:

Hillsborough: 69,530

Pinellas: 40,299

Sarasota: 16,689

Manatee: 20,058

Sumter: 4,357

Polk: 33,142

Citrus: 5,942

Hernando: 6,477

Pasco: 19,291

Highlands: 4,553

DeSoto: 2,719

Hardee: 1,961

SOURCE: Florida Department of Health

The state is not reporting a total number of "recovered" coronavirus patients. As of Saturday, 5,089 Floridians were currently hospitalized for a primary diagnosis of COVID-19; in total, 59,851 have been hospitalized for treatment at some point.

LINK: County-by-county Florida coronavirus cases and ZIP code map

SOURCE: Florida Department of Health

The number of new cases had generally been trending down in the fall, mirroring the number of tests being given. But it has begun to increase again. The 13,148 new cases reported Thursday was the highest single-day increase since July.

The rate of positive new tests has declined from its summertime peak, remaining below 10% for several months, but it has also begun to increase again. It was at 8.35% on Friday, the most recent date available.

After peaking in July, the number of deaths also began a downward trend in August that continued through October -- though "significant delays" in data reporting, as the state says, make interpreting short-term trends from that statistic less reliable.

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SOURCE: Florida Department of Health

PDF: DOH's full county-by-county COVID-19 case report

Editor's note: The number of new cases and deaths reported each day does not necessarily reflect the day that the case was confirmed. The state says some private testing labs dump large batches of test results which include cases from previous days, and data can take days or weeks to validate. Stats for today and previous days will likely change in the future as the state reviews more cases and updates retroactive data.

The state's number of deaths represents permanent Florida residents who have died from COVID-19. 

MAP: Florida coronavirus cases by county

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