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Reported COVID-19 cases increase by two on Sanibel

By STAFF REPORT / trepecki@breezenewspapers.com - | Oct 15, 2020

Lee County has recorded 21,613 cases of COVID-19 — 21,279 Florida residents and 334 non-residents — including 62 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of today’s update, the DOH reported that there are 744,988 confirmed cases for Florida. There are 735,685 cases involving Florida residents and 9,303 cases of non-residents. Based on the tests reported, the state has a positively rate of 13.07 percent among Florida residents.

There are 15,736 deaths among Florida residents, giving the state a death rate of 2.1 percent.

In Lee County, there have been 151,404 tests given to Florida residents, with 21,279 testing positive and 130,012 testing negative; additionally, 113 tests were inconclusive. Based on the testing reported, Lee County has a positively rate of 14.05 percent among its residents.

There are 489 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: 123

– Boca Grande: 8

– Bokeelia: 54

– Bonita Springs: 1,321

– Buckingham: 4

– Cape Coral: 4,937

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 535

– Fort Myers: 8,737

– Fort Myers Beach: 94

– Immokalee: 1

– Lehigh Acres: 3,996

– Matlacha: 46

– Miromar Lakes: 5

– Missing: 252*

– North Fort Myers: 777

– Pineland: 1

– Saint James City: 32

– San Carlos Park: 3

– Sanibel: 59

– South Fort Myers: 46

– 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/index.html.