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Florida tops 103,000 positive coronavirus cases

By Staff | Jun 23, 2020

By the Numbers

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 103,506 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 3,289 since FDOH’s last update Monday morning.

Tuesday marks the 22nd straight day of more than 1,000 new cases reported by the state. Over the weekend, the state reported the highest numbers in single-day increases since testing began, including 4,040 on Saturday.

More than 37,400 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Monday, June 22. Of those reported tests, 10.89 percent tested positive.

The number of tests reported on June 22 is above the average number of tests the state has completed per day in the last two weeks; which is 35,423 each day.

The highest number of tests recorded in one day was 57,074 on June 6.

The death toll increased by 64 from 11 a.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday, reported among Lee, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hamilton, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Sarasota, St. Lucie and Suwannee counties.

A total of 1,641,863 individuals have been tested: 1,537,271 have tested negative, 1,086 tests were inconclusive and 1,449 tests are pending results. Of those testing positive, 13,318 have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There have been 3,237 deaths.

The age groups of Florida residents that have yielded the most positive test results are 25-34 years old (18%), followed by 45-54 (16%), 35-44 (16%) and 55-64 (14%).

The highest hospitalization rate is found in patients 65-74 (20%), 75-84 (18%) and 55-64 (17%) years old.

In Lee County, 3,745 (+79) individuals have tested positive as of 11 a.m. Tuesday; 1,569 in Fort Myers (+36), 695 in Cape Coral (+9), 859 in Lehigh Acres (+15), 237 in Bonita Springs (+8), 114 in North Fort Myers (+2), 99 in Estero (+4), 21 on Fort Myers Beach (+1), 13 in Sanibel (+0), 11 in Alva (+0), four on Matlacha (+0), two in Miromar Lakes (+0), three in Bokeelia (+1), two in Tice (+0), one in St. James City (+0), one on Captiva (+0), one in Buckingham (+0), one in San Carlos Park (+0) and one in Boca Grande (+0). Twenty-five cases were not identified by community.

Positive COVID-19 cases in the county have ranged from infants to a 101-year-old. Lee County saw its first two cases on March 7, when a man and a woman, each 77, tested positive. They had traveled to the Dominican Republic.

There have been 149 deaths in Lee County. There have been a total of 559 hospitalizations in the county. All but seven deaths occurred in patients over 60. A total of 109 deaths were reported in residents or staff of long-term care facilities.

As of Tuesday, Lee Health had 164 COVID-19 patients isolated in system hospitals. A total of 750 patients who had tested positive have been discharged, including 19 over the weekend. Yesterday, Lee Health had 146 patients in their care with COVID-19.

The system has submitted a total of 24,667 specimens for testing, with 92 results currently pending.

Lee Health’s mobile collection site yesterday collected 220 specimens.

Bed capacity as of Tuesday is at 77 percent, with 14 percent of those being COVID-19 patients.

As of Tuesday, 74 percent of ventilators and 29 percent of ICU rooms are available for use across Lee Health facilities.

COVID-19 is a highly contagious viral disease. For most individuals, symptoms are mild. For a minority, the disease becomes a type of viral pneumonia with severe complications. Especially at risk are those who are older, those with underlying health conditions and the immune-compromised.

Officials strongly urge all members of the public who are at risk to remain at home so as to limit exposure. All others are urged to observe social distancing and to wear a mask for all public interactions.

For more detail on Florida resident cases, visit the live DOH Dashboard.

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control, visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, visit the travel advisory website.

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

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