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COVID-19 update

New cases increase by nearly 1,000 since Sunday morning

June 8, 2020
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

By the Numbers

As of 11 a.m. Monday, there are 64,904 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 966 since FDOH's last update Sunday morning.

More than 27,900 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Sunday, June 7. Of those reported tests, 3.9 percent tested positive.

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The death toll increased by 12 from 11 a.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday, reported among Broward, Collier, Hamilton, Hillsborough, Palm Beach and Volusia counties.

A total of 1,235,513 individuals have been tested: 1,169,646 have tested negative, 963 tests were inconclusive and 1,024 tests are pending results. Of those testing positive, 11,008 have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There have been 2,712 deaths.

While Florida's testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 5 percent.

In Lee County, 2,315 individuals have tested positive as of 11 a.m. Monday; 935 in Fort Myers, 436 in Cape Coral, 528 in Lehigh Acres, 149 in Bonita Springs, 71 in Estero, 67 in North Fort Myers, 12 in Sanibel, 16 on Fort Myers Beach, eight in Alva, three on Matlacha, one on Captiva, one in Bokeelia, one in Tice one in Miromar Lakes one in Buckingham one in Saint James City and one in Boca Grande. Nineteen cases were not identified by community.

Positive COVID-19 cases in the county have ranged from infants to a 101 year old. Lee County saw its first two cases on March 7, when a man and a woman, each 77, tested positive. They had traveled to the Dominican Republic.

There have been 117 deaths in Lee County, an increase of three over the weekend. All but five deaths occurred in patients over 60.

As of Monday, Lee Health had 108 COVID-19 patients isolated in system hospitals. A total of 588 patients who had tested positive have been discharged, including 33 over the weekend.

The system has submitted a total of 19,406 specimens for testing, with two results currently pending.

Lee Health's mobile collection site over the weekend collected 430 specimens and had a total of 566 telemedicine visits.

Current bed capacity is at 68 percent, with 10 percent of those being COVID-19 patients.

As of Monday, 76 percent of ventilators and 6 percent of ICU rooms are available for use across Lee Health facilities.

COVID-19 is a highly contagious viral disease. For most individuals, symptoms are mild. For a minority, the disease becomes a type of viral pneumonia with severe complications. Especially at risk are those who are older, those with underlying health conditions and the immune-compromised.

Officials strongly urges all members of the public who can, remain at home so as to limit exposure and so limit the number of cases so as to not overwhelm the health care system with at-risk and severe cases.

For more detail on Florida resident cases, visit the live DOH Dashboard.

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, visit the Department of Health's dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control, visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, visit the travel advisory website.

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, contact the Department's dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

 
 

 

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