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Reported number of COVID-19 cases increases on Sanibel

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

UPDATE: As of today’s update, Sanibel’s total number of recorded cases has increased to 113.

Lee County has recorded 34,478 total cases of COVID-19 — 33,661 residents and 817 non-residents — including 111 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of the Dec. 13 update, the DOH reported that it has recorded a total of 1,125,931 cases in Florida. The figure consists of 1,107,103 residents who tested positive, along with 18,828 non-residents.

There have been 19,866 deaths among Florida residents — 1.8 percent of the total cases.

There have been 613 deaths among residents in Lee — 1.8 percent of the total cases.

Some of the Lee County areas with cases listed in the DOH’s line-by-line report include:

– Alva: 212

– Babcock Ranch: 18

– Boca Grande: 36

– Bokeelia: 83

– Bonita Springs: 2,110

– Buckingham: 10

– Cape Coral: 8,266

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 1,163

– Fort Myers: 13,515

– Fort Myers Beach: 346

– Lehigh Acres: 5,386

– Matlacha: 103

– Miromar Lakes: 21

– Missing: 131*

– North Fort Myers: 1,435

– Pineland: 1

– Saint James City: 88

– San Carlos Park: 3

– Sanibel: 108

– South Fort Myers: 97

– Tice: 19

*DOH officials reported that the city name was not entered when the test results were.

For further specifics and statistical breakdowns, visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov.