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Number of COVID-19 cases on Sanibel increases

By Staff | Jul 17, 2020

Lee County has 12,043 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – 11,787 Florida residents and 256 non-residents – including 34 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of today’s update, the DOH reported that there are 327,241 confirmed cases in Florida. There are 323,002 cases involving Florida residents and 4,239 cases of non-residents. The numbers include Florida residents who are diagnosed and isolated outside of the state.

In Lee County, there have been 88,131 tests given, with 12,043 testing positive and 76,061 testing negative. In addition, 21 cases are awaiting testing and 27 tests were inconclusive.

Also, the DOH reported that there are 232 recorded deaths among Florida residents for Lee.

The following areas in Lee reported positive cases in Florida residents:

– Alva: 63

– Boca Grande: 3

– Bokeelia: 19

– Bonita Springs: 807

– Buckingham: 3

– Cape Coral: 2,581

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 257

– Fort Myers: 5,060

– Fort Myers Beach: 52

– Immokalee: 1

– Lehigh Acres: 2,341

– Matlacha: 6

– Miromar Lakes: 3

– Missing: 125*

– North Fort Myers: 398

– Saint James City: 15

– San Carlos Park: 2

– Sanibel: 31

– South Fort Myers: 1

– Tice: 8

*DOH officials reported that the city name was not entered when the test results were.

The DOH is not permitted to provide specifics about cases.