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COVID-19 cases increase by one on Sanibel

By Staff | Aug 4, 2020

UPDATE: On Aug. 6, the Florida Department of Health’s daily report indicated 37 cases – not 38 – for Sanibel; Captiva remained at three cases.

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ORIGINAL (Aug. 4, 2020):

Lee County has 15,874 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – 15,590 Florida residents and 284 non-residents – including 41 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of today’s update, the DOH reported that there are 497,330 confirmed cases in Florida. There are 491,773 cases involving Florida residents and 5,557 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 110,404 tests given, with 15,874 testing positive and 94,476 testing negative. Additionally, 26 cases are awaiting testing and 54 tests were inconclusive. Based on the tests reported, the county has a positively rate of 14 percent.

Also, the DOH reported that there are 312 recorded deaths among Florida residents for Lee County. Based on the deaths reported, the county has a death rate of 2 percent.

The following areas reported positive cases in Florida residents:

– Alva: 95

– Boca Grande: 3

– Bokeelia: 30

– Bonita Springs: 1,045

– Buckingham: 4

– Cape Coral: 3,594

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 343

– Fort Myers: 6,431

– Fort Myers Beach: 63

– Immokalee: 1

– Lehigh Acres: 3,150

– Matlacha: 12

– Miromar Lakes: 3

– Missing: 159*

– North Fort Myers: 570

– Saint James City: 21

– San Carlos Park: 2

– Sanibel: 38

– South Fort Myers: 1

– Tice: 15

*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.