COVID-19 in Lee County: State reports 149 new cases, no additional deaths

COVID-19 in Lee County: State reports 149 new cases, no additional deaths 1
COVID-19 in Lee County: State reports 149 new cases, no additional deaths 2

Dan DeLuca
 
| Fort Myers News-Press


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The Florida Department of Health reported 149 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths for Lee County Monday.

Lee’s cumulative total of 23,834 cases is eighth-highest in the state. Through Sunday, Lee’s seven-day new case average was 132, which was 136% higher than the same average on Oct. 1 (56).

Lee’s COVID-19 death toll remained at 518, ninth-most among Florida counties. Of those deaths, 258 are attributed to residents and/or staff of long-term care facilities. 

More: Lee County reaches grim COVID-19 milestone with 500 deaths attributed to coronavirus

Through Sunday, the seven-day average for tests in Lee County was 2,437, about 950 more per day than the seven-day average on Oct. 1 (1,491).

Lee’s overall positivity rate climbed to 14.18% Monday. The county’s seven-day average positivity rate was 5.4% through Sunday, about 1.6 percentage points higher than it was on Oct. 1 (3.81%).  

According to the state Department of Health, a total of 1,555 people in Lee County have been hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Monday, but that number does not reflect people currently in the hospital, according to the state.

As of approximately 11 a.m. Monday, there were 64 COVID-19 patients in Lee County hospitals, according to data from Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration. The county also had 23.5% of its total hospital beds available and 22.9% of its adult ICU beds available, according to the AHCA. Florida’s available percentages were 27.5% (hospital beds) and 27.4% (ICU beds), respectively. The AHCA also reported a total of 2,457 COVID-patients statewide as of 11 a.m. Monday.

The Florida Department of Health is not reporting how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Other numbers include the following demographics breakdown for Florida residents:

Age

  • Age Range: 0 to 103
  • Median Age: 41

Gender

  • Male: 11,169
  • Female: 12,487
  • Unknown/No data: 178

Race

  • Black: 2,151
  • White: 11,319
  • Other: 1,361
  • Unknown/No Data: 8,627

Ethnicity

  • Hispanic: 5,181
  • Non-Hispanic: 9,329
  • Unknown/No Data: 8,948

Residency

  • Residents: 23,458
  • Non-residents: 376

City, place of residence (if known)

  • Fort Myers: 9,578
  • Cape Coral: 5,397
  • Lehigh Acres: 4,362
  • Bonita Springs: 1,483
  • North Fort Myers: 865
  • Estero: 651
  • Missing: 401
  • Alva: 133
  • Fort Myers Beach: 101
  • South Fort Myers: 94
  • Matlacha: 87
  • Sanibel: 63
  • Bokeelia: 60
  • Bonita Beach: 50
  • FGCU: 38
  • Saint James City: 32
  • Tice: 18
  • Boca Grande: 12
  • Miromar Lakes: 5
  • Buckingham: 4
  • Captiva: 3
  • San Carlos Park: 3
  • Pineland: 1

Tests reported for Lee County (through Nov. 1)

  • Total tested: 168,068
  • Positive: 23,834
  • Negative: 144,110
  • Percent positive: 14.18%
  • Note: The Florida Department of Health removed cumulative testing data from its COVID dashboard Tuesday but the data can be viewed here.

View yesterday’s report. View yesterday’s line list of cases and deaths.

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