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Reported COVID-19 cases increase by one on Sanibel

By STAFF REPORT / trepecki@breezenewspapers.com - | Oct 20, 2020

Lee County has recorded 22,117 cases of COVID-19 — 21,781 Florida residents and 336 non-residents — including 63 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of today’s update, the DOH reported that there are 760,389 confirmed cases for Florida. There are 750,739 cases involving Florida residents and 9,650 cases of non-residents. Based on the tests reported, the state has a positively rate of 13.05 percent among Florida residents.

There are 16,105 deaths among Florida residents, giving the state a death rate of 2.1 percent.

In Lee County, there have been 154,528 tests given to Florida residents, with 21,781 testing positive and 132,632 testing negative; additionally, 115 tests were inconclusive. Based on the testing reported, Lee County has a positively rate of 14.10 percent among its residents.

There are 497 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: 124

– Boca Grande: 11

– Bokeelia: 58

– Bonita Springs: 1,349

– Buckingham: 4

– Cape Coral: 5,038

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 551

– Fort Myers: 8,907

– Fort Myers Beach: 94

– Immokalee: 1

– Lehigh Acres: 4,037

– Matlacha: 56

– Miromar Lakes: 5

– Missing: 306*

– North Fort Myers: 800

– Pineland: 1

– Saint James City: 32

– San Carlos Park: 3

– Sanibel: 60

– South Fort Myers: 53

– 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.