First presumptively positive coronavirus case confirmed in Charlotte County

A Charlotte County resident is the newest presumptivley positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Southwest Florida Saturday, according to Florida Department of Health. This is the first confirmed presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Charlotte County.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the Charlotte County patient is a woman in her fifties who recently returned from a trip to the Middle East in areas near Egypt or Israel.

Florida Department of Health confirmed the presumptively positive patient is a resident of Charlotte County on its twitter account. The health department says the individual is isolated and is being appropriately cared for.

Visit the health department website for the latest data on coronavirus in Florida.


The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected]. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

Reporter:Erika Jackson
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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