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COVID-19 cases increase by one on Sanibel

By STAFF REPORT / trepecki@breezenewspapers.com - | Sep 29, 2020

Lee County has recorded 20,445 cases of COVID-19 — 20,129 Florida residents and 316 non-residents — including 53 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of today’s update, the DOH reported that there are 704,568 confirmed cases for Florida. There are 696,171 cases involving Florida residents and 8,397 cases of non-residents. Based on the tests reported, the state has a positively rate of 13 percent among Florida residents.

There are 14,143 deaths among Florida residents, giving the state a death rate of 2.0 percent.

In Lee County, there have been 144,615 tests given to Florida residents, with 20,129 testing positive and 124,371 testing negative. Additionally, 28 cases are awaiting testing and 115 tests were inconclusive. Based on the testing reported, Lee County has a positively rate of 14 percent among its residents.

There are 467 deaths among Florida residents for Lee, giving the county a death rate of 2.3 percent.

The following areas reported positive cases in Florida residents:

– Alva: 119

– Boca Grande: 5

– Bokeelia: 50

– Bonita Springs: 1,288

– Buckingham: 4

– Cape Coral: 4,691

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 483

– Fort Myers: 8,298

– Fort Myers Beach: 88

– Immokalee: 1

– Lehigh Acres: 3,887

– Matlacha: 33

– Miromar Lakes: 5

– Missing: 165*

– North Fort Myers: 746

– Pineland: 1

– Saint James City: 30

– San Carlos Park: 3

– Sanibel: 50

– South Fort Myers: 29

– 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.

For more visit www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2020/09/092920-1246-covid19.pr.html.