COVID-19 in Lee County: State reports 259 new cases, four additional deaths

Kaitlin Greenockle
 
| Fort Myers News-Press

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The Florida Department of Health on Friday reported 259 new cases of COVID-19 in Lee County and four additional deaths.     

Lee’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 stands at 542. The new cases increased the county’s cumulative number to 25,716.  

According to the state Department of Health, 1,631 people in Lee County have been hospitalized for COVID-19 since it started collecting data, but that number does not reflect people currently in the hospital.   

The health department is not reporting how many people have recovered from COVID-19. 

Statewide numbers: COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Friday, Nov. 13

Here’s a demographics breakdown:  

Age  

  • Age Range: 0 to 103  
  • Median Age: 42

Gender  

  • Male: 11,801
  • Female: 13,234
  • Unknown/No data: 231

Race  

  • Black: 2,283
  • White: 12,486
  • Other: 1,522
  • Unknown/No Data: 8,975

Ethnicity  

  • Hispanic: 5,513
  • Non-Hispanic: 10,491
  • Unknown/No Data: 9,262

Residency  

  • Residents: 25,266
  • Non-residents: 450

City of residence (if known)  

  • Fort Myers: 10,115
  • Cape Coral: 5,845
  • Lehigh Acres: 4,272
  • Bonita Springs: 1,612
  • North Fort Myers: 945
  • Estero: 762
  • Lehigh: 280
  • Alva: 142
  • Missing: 521
  • Fort Myers Beach: 142
  • Sanibel: 72
  • Bokeelia: 68
  • Matlacha: 103
  • South Fort Myers: 99
  • F M: 71
  • Saint James City: 35
  • Bonita Beach: 65
  • Florida Gulf Coast University: 39
  • Tice: 18
  • Boca Grande: 13
  • Miromar Lakes: 11
  • Buckingham: 4
  • Captiva: 3  
  • San Carlos Park: 3  
  • Immokalee: 1  
  • Babcock Ranch: 20
  • Brooklyn: 1 
  • Hickory: 1  
  • Pineland: 1 
  • Dallas: 1 
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