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COVID-19 cases increase by one on Sanibel

By Staff | Jul 28, 2020

Lee County has 14,716 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – 14,442 Florida residents and 274 non-residents – including 37 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of today’s update, the DOH reported that there are 441,977 confirmed cases in Florida. There are 436,867 cases involving Florida residents and 5,110 cases of non-residents; the numbers include Florida residents who are diagnosed and isolated outside of the state. Based on the tests reported, the state has a positively rate of 13 percent.

In Lee County, there have been 104,234 tests given, with 14,716 testing positive and 89,483 testing negative. Additionally, 22 cases are awaiting testing and 35 tests were inconclusive. Based on the tests reported, the county has a positively rate of 14 percent.

Also, the DOH reported that there are 272 recorded deaths among Florida residents for Lee County. Based on the deaths reported, the county has a death rate of 1.9 percent.

The following areas reported positive cases in Florida residents:

– Alva: 86

– Boca Grande: 3

– Bokeelia: 26

– Bonita Springs: 973

– Buckingham: 3

– Cape Coral: 3,289

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 315

– Fort Myers: 6,036

– Fort Myers Beach: 60

– Immokalee: 1

– Lehigh Acres: 2,901

– Matlacha: 8

– Miromar Lakes: 3

– Missing: 155*

– North Fort Myers: 505

– Saint James City: 18

– San Carlos Park: 2

– Sanibel: 34

– South Fort Myers: 1

– Tice: 12

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

While the DOH provides information like age, gender, county, contact with a known case and travel information on reported deaths, it does not provide specifics on positive cases beyond the county.