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COVID-19 cases increase by three for Sanibel

By STAFF REPORT / trepecki@breezenewspapers.com - | Sep 3, 2020

Lee County has recorded 18,960 cases of COVID-19 — 18,645 Florida residents and 315 non-residents — including 48 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of today’s update, the DOH reported that there are 637,013 confirmed cases for Florida. There are 629,913 cases involving Florida residents and 7,100 cases of non-residents. Based on the tests reported, the state has a positively rate of 13 percent. There are 11,650 recorded deaths among Florida residents, giving the state a death rate of 1.8 percent.

In Lee County, there have been 130,211 tests given to Florida residents, with 18,645 testing positive and 111,482 testing negative. Additionally, 23 cases are awaiting testing and 84 tests were inconclusive. Based on the tests reported, the county has a positively rate of 14 percent.

Also, the DOH reported that there are 435 recorded deaths among Florida residents for Lee County. Based on the deaths reported, the county has a death rate of 2.3 percent.

The following areas reported positive cases in Florida residents:

– Alva: 115

– Boca Grande: 5

– Bokeelia: 47

– Bonita Springs: 1,218

– Buckingham: 4

– Cape Coral: 4,378

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 442

– Fort Myers: 7,714

– Fort Myers Beach: 83

– Immokalee: 1

– Lehigh Acres: 3,710

– Matlacha: 19

– Miromar Lakes: 5

– Missing: 62*

– North Fort Myers: 710

– Pineland: 1

– Saint James City: 27

– San Carlos Park: 3

– Sanibel: 45

– South Fort Myers: 5

– Tice: 17

*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 for deaths, it does not provide specifics on positive cases beyond the county of residence.

Visit www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2020/09/090120-1626-covid19.pr.html for more.