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  • State health officials reported 4,115 new COVID-19 cases, Wednesday, for a total of 790,426 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 66 new coronavirus related deaths, Oct. 28, increasing the statewide death toll to 16,775 fatalities.Over the past seven days, the single-day average number of new infections reported stands at 3,983 cases. The average number of daily deaths reported over the past week comes to nearly 52 fatalities a day.
  • Beginning Thursday, October 29 at 8:00 a.m. a weeklong virus simulation will begin at Florida Gulf Coast University that uses smartphones and Bluetooth wireless technology.
  • State health officials reported 3,377 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, for a total of 782,013 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 20 new coronavirus-related deaths, Oct. 26, increasing the statewide death toll to 16,652 fatalities.Over the past seven days, the single-day average number of new infections reported stands at just over 4,135 cases. The average number of daily deaths reported over the past week comes to 61 fatalities a day.
  • The Board of Collier County Commissioners voted to extend the county’s mandatory mask mandate during a special meeting held Thursday.
  • The Florida Department of Health announced Wednesday that it will be conducting a “thorough review” of COVID-19 deaths reported in the state.Representatives of the Department of Health in Collier County said the state's COVID-19 dashboard will not reflect new fatalities until the review is complete.
  • In a news conference with local media this afternoon, Lee Health President & CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci gave an update on the rising number of cases of coronavirus in Southwest Florida.
  • The 12th annual Naples International Film Festival kicks off Thursday evening with an opening night gala and outdoor film screening of the multi-award winning documentary “The Donut King” by filmmaker Alice Gu. The film tells the story of a Cambodian refugee who came to the U.S. in 1975 amid the genocide of more than two million people under Marxist leader Pol Pot, and managed to become a millionaire in three years. We’ll talk with the filmmaker.
  • State health officials reported 5,807 new COVID-19 cases, Wednesday, for a total of 762,533 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 105 new coronavirus-related deaths, Oct. 21, increasing the statewide death toll to 16,413 fatalities.
  • State health officials reported 1,707 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, bringing the statewide total to 756,727 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 54 new coronavirus related deaths, Oct. 19, increasing the statewide death toll to 16,222 fatalities.
  • State health officials reported 3,356 new COVID-19 cases, Thursday bringing Florida's total to 744,988 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 141 new coronavirus-related deaths, Oct. 15, increasing the statewide death toll to 15,932 fatalities.Of the 5,650,724 COVID-19 tests that have been reported in Florida so far, the overall positivity rate stands at 13.18% and the state health department reports the latest single day positivity rate fell slightly from the previous day to 5.16%.