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COVID-19 cases increase by one on Sanibel

By STAFF REPORT / trepecki@breezenewspapers.com - | Oct 8, 2020

Lee County has recorded 21,089 cases of COVID-19 — 20,761 Florida residents and 328 non-residents — including 57 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of today’s update, the DOH reported that there are 726,013 confirmed cases for Florida. There are 717,148 cases involving Florida residents and 8,865 cases of non-residents. Based on the tests reported, the state has a positively rate of 13 percent among Florida residents.

There are 15,068 deaths among Florida residents, giving the state a death rate of 2.1 percent.

In Lee County, there have been 149,873 tests given to Florida residents, with 20,761 testing positive and 128,996 testing negative. Additionally, 35 cases are awaiting testing and 116 tests were inconclusive. Based on the testing reported, Lee County has a positively rate of 14 percent among its residents.

There are 479 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: 120

– Boca Grande: 5

– Bokeelia: 52

– Bonita Springs: 1,304

– Buckingham: 4

– Cape Coral: 4,831

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 514

– Fort Myers: 8,542

– Fort Myers Beach: 91

– Immokalee: 1

– Lehigh Acres: 3,955

– Matlacha: 36

– Miromar Lakes: 5

– Missing: 219*

– North Fort Myers: 764

– Pineland: 1

– Saint James City: 30

– San Carlos Park: 3

– Sanibel: 54

– South Fort Myers: 37

– 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 information, visit www.floridahealth.gov/index.html.