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Reported number of COVID-19 cases increase on Sanibel

By STAFF REPORT / trepecki@breezenewspapers.com - | Dec 21, 2020

UPDATE: As of today’s update, Sanibel’s total number of recorded cases has increased to 125.

Lee County has recorded 36,145 total cases of COVID-19 — 35,309 residents and 836 non-residents — including 124 between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.

As of the Dec. 18 update, the DOH reported that it has recorded a total of 1,181,483 cases in Florida. The figure consists of 1,161,953 residents who tested positive, along with 19,530 non-residents.

There have been 20,401 deaths among Florida residents — 1.8 percent of the total cases.

There have been 630 deaths among residents in Lee — 1.8 percent of the total cases.

In the DOH’s line-by-line report, some of the listed Lee County areas with cases include:

– Alva: 226

– Babcock Ranch: 18

– Boca Grande: 37

– Bokeelia: 91

– Bonita Springs: 2,202

– Buckingham: 10

– Cape Coral: 8,686

– Captiva: 3

– Estero: 1,239

– Fort Myers: 14,141

– Fort Myers Beach: 371

– Lehigh Acres: 5,647

– Matlacha: 106

– Miromar Lakes: 23

– Missing: 146*

– North Fort Myers: 1,513

– Pineland: 1

– Saint James City: 100

– San Carlos Park: 3

– Sanibel: 121

– South Fort Myers: 97

– Tice: 19

*DOH officials reported that the area was not entered with the test results.

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