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COVID-19 cases increase on Sanibel

By Staff | Aug 7, 2020

Lee County has 16,248 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – 15,962 Florida residents and 286 non-residents – including 42 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of today’s update, the DOH reported that there are 518,075 confirmed cases in Florida. There are 512,421 cases involving Florida residents and 5,654 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 112,748 tests given, with 16,248 testing positive and 96,442 testing negative. Additionally, 26 cases are awaiting testing and 58 tests were inconclusive. Based on the tests reported, the county has a positively rate of 14 percent.

Also, the DOH reported that there are 329 recorded deaths among Florida residents for Lee County. Based on the deaths reported, the county has a death rate of 2.1 percent.

The following areas reported positive cases in Florida residents:

– Alva: 98

– Boca Grande: 3

– Bokeelia: 30

– Bonita Springs: 1,064

– Buckingham: 4

– Cape Coral: 3,702

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 362

– Fort Myers: 6,585

– Fort Myers Beach: 64

– Immokalee: 1

– Lehigh Acres: 3,252

– Matlacha: 12

– Miromar Lakes: 3

– Missing: 116*

– North Fort Myers: 579

– Saint James City: 21

– San Carlos Park: 2

– Sanibel: 39

– 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.