Day by Day

Here are the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics available for Florida and our area counties, as of 11:30 a.m. Dec. 1.  The next update will be 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. (Sign up for our Coronavirus Newsletter, which arrives in your e-mail each morning and has the latest local and national/international news.)

Note: We have added COVID-19 testing sites to this report. You can find them at the end.


Total Cases: 1,008,166 (Up by 8,847 in the past day)

Positive Florida Residents: 991,910

Florida Deaths: 18,679  (Up by 82 in the past day)

Sarasota County

Total Cases: 13,917 (Up by 154 in the past day)

Residents: 13,562

Non-Residents: 355

Demographics of Cases

Age Range: 0 to 104

Men: 6,267

Women: 7,213

Conditions and Care

Deaths: 393 (Up by 4 in the past day)

Hospitalizations: 901* 

Charlotte County

Total Cases: 5,150 (Up by 63 in the past day)

Residents: 5,106

Non-Residents: 44

Demographics of Cases

Age Range: 0 to 101

Men: 2,374

Women: 2,723

Conditions and Care

Deaths: 197 (Up by 0 in the past day)

Hospitalizations: 513*

DeSoto County

Total Cases: 2,417 (Up by 6 in the past day)

Residents: 2,409

Non-Residents: 8

Demographics of Cases

Age Range: 0 to 97

Men: 1,526

Women: 876

Conditions and Care

Deaths: 34 (Up by 0 in the past day)

Hospitalizations: 164*

Lee County

Total Cases: 30,457 (Up by 344 in the past day)

Residents: 29,764

Non-Residents: 692

Demographics of Cases

Age Range: 0 to 103

Male: 13,921

Female: 15,572

Conditions and Care

Deaths: 587 (Up by 3 in the past day)

Hospitalizations: 1,763*

* This is the Florida Department of Health's definition of "hospitalizations": "Includes residents and non-residents. “Hospitalizations” is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness. These people may no longer be hospitalized. This number does not represent the number of COVID-19 positive persons currently hospitalized. We do not have a figure for that information at this time."


Area COVID-19 Testing Sites

• Department of Health in Charlotte County, 1100 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte

Hours: By appointment Monday-Friday

Details: Appointment is required at

Ages: 5 years and older

• CVS Pharmacy, 2400 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda; 24200 Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte; 1760 S. McCall Road, Englewood

Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Details: Appointment is required. Register online at

• Robert Taylor Community Center Clinic, 1845 34th St., Sarasota

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week.

Ages: All.

Details: No registration required.

• Drive-thru testing site: 100 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

Hours:9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week.

Ages: 5 and older.

Details: No registration required.

• Turner Agri Civic Center, 2250 NE Roan St., Arcadia

Hours: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Thursdays

Details: No appointment or prescription needed. All are welcome.

• CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Sunday (last car to be admitted into the gate is 3 p.m. or when testing capacity reaches its limit)

Details: All ages. Government ID required. More info:

Dashboard Instructions

To use the Dashboard below, you have a choice of the stats at the top or the map at the bottom. To view the stats, simply click on the left or right arrow in the top box. For the map, simply click on the map to get more information about a particular county. 


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