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Reported COVID-19 cases increase on Sanibel

By STAFF REPORT / trepecki@breezenewspapers.com - | Oct 12, 2020

Lee County has recorded 21,332 cases of COVID-19 — 21,000 Florida residents and 332 non-residents — including 60 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of the Oct. 11 update, the DOH reported that there are 734,491 confirmed cases for Florida. There are 725,415 cases involving Florida residents and 9,076 cases of non-residents. Based on the tests reported, the state has a positively rate of 13.10 percent among Florida residents.

There are 15,364 deaths among Florida residents, giving the state a death rate of 2.1 percent.

In Lee County, there have been 149,199 tests given to Florida residents, with 21,000 testing positive and 128,089 testing negative. Additionally, 110 tests were inconclusive. Based on the testing reported, Lee County has a positively rate of 14.08 percent among its residents.

There are 483 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: 6

– Bokeelia: 53

– Bonita Springs: 1,314

– Buckingham: 4

– Cape Coral: 4,883

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 521

– Fort Myers: 8,635

– Fort Myers Beach: 91

– Immokalee: 1

– Lehigh Acres: 3,963

– Matlacha: 42

– Miromar Lakes: 5

– Missing: 222*

– North Fort Myers: 778

– Pineland: 1

– Saint James City: 30

– San Carlos Park: 3

– Sanibel: 57

– South Fort Myers: 43

– Tice: 18

*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.