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Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: Third death reported in Lee County

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, there are 1,467 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 1,379 Florida residents and 88 non-Florida residents. There are 20 deaths reported in Florida.

Lee Health reported Tuesday afternoon that a third patient in their care died of complications from COVID-19 at HealthPark Medical Center. The person was identified as a 67-year-old man who had contact with a known case.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

  • Total number of cases: 1,467 (up from 1,412)
  • Number of Florida residents: 1,379 (up from 1,330 )
  • Number of non-Florida residents: 88 (up from 82)

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total number of cases: 79*

  • Lee County: 34 (up from 32)
  • Collier County: 41 (unchanged)
  • Charlotte County: 3 (unchanged)
  • DeSoto County: 1
  • Glades County: 0
  • Hendry County: 0

*Scroll down for a case-by-case breakdown

There have been 16,046 total tests administered in the state of Florida, with 1,467 positive tests. 13,358 tests have come back negative, and the remainder are pending, according to the FDOH website.

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TUESDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES

WATCH TUESDAY’S NEWS CONFERENCES:

  • 3PM: Gov. Ron DeSantis gave a briefing on the state – Watch it here.
  • 5PM: White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing – Watch it here.

DESANTIS: PEOPLE 65-PLUS OR WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS SHOULD STAY HOME

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday asked anyone 65 years old and above or with preexisting conditions to stay home for the next 14 days for their own safety.

State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees will issue a health advisory for people 65 and older and people with serious “underlying medical conditions,” suggesting they stay in their homes. The serious conditions include such things as chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, severe obesity and people in cancer treatment.


YOUNG FL CHILDREN TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

A 2-year-old girl and an infant boy in Broward County have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Miami Herald. FDOH’s data lists the boy’s age as zero, making him the youngest person in the state to contract the virus. The case is listed as “unknown” regarding travel and FDOH says they do not know if the child had contact with anyone else with the virus.


NCH SUSPENDS DRIVE-THRU TESTING

NCH will suspend drive-thru COVID-19 testing as the supply allocated for the free community testing have been used. The health system said, “We will re-open drive-thru testing when our supplies have been replenished. We still have plenty of supplies, however, for patients in the hospitals who meet testing requirements.”


FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN HALL CLOSED

Town Hall lobby and offices are closed to the public until further notice. Town operations are continuing by phone or email. Call (239) 765-0202 Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM for assistance. If you have a matter that can only be handled in person, call ahead for concurrence; otherwise, you may be turned away.


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CASE BREAKDOWN

As of the most recent results, this is the breakdown of SWFL cases where patient information has been released.

COLLIER – 41 cases:

  • 30-year-old woman, traveled to Spain – no contact with known case
  • 66-year-old man, traveled to France, Italy, Spain – no contact with known case
  • 33-year-old man, traveled to Spain – unknown if contact with known case
  • 26-year-old man, traveled to France, Italy, Spain – unknown if contact with known case
  • 47-year-old woman, traveled to France, Italy, Spain – unknown if contact w/ known case
  • 82-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 31-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt – no contact with known case
  • 59-year-old man, traveled to Japan – unknown if contact with known case
  • 77-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 49-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 76-year-old man, traveled to NY – contact with known case
  • 28-year-old man, traveled to Italy – unknown if contact with known case
  • 73-year-old man, traveled to Egypt – unknown if contact with known case
  • 68-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt – contact with known case
  • 64-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt – unknown if contact with known case
  • 64-year-old man, traveled to FL/HI – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
  • 79-year-old woman, traveled to CT – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
  • 19-year-old man, traveled to Italy – unknown if contact with known case
  • 80-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 64-year-old man, traveled to Bahamas, Belize, FL, Honduras, Mexico – contact
  • 59-year-old man, traveled to Canada – no contact with known case
  • 62-year-old woman, traveled to Bahamas; FL; Honduras; Mexico – contact w/ known c.
  • 61-year-old man, traveled to Canada – no contact with known case
  • 76-year-old man, traveled to St. Martin – contact with known case
  • 75-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
  • 79-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 77-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 54-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
  • 75-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 17-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 80-year-old man, traveled to NY – no contact with known case
  • 84-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 17-year-old woman, traveled to UK – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
  • 61-year-old woman, unknown travel – no contact with known case
  • 47-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown if contact with known case
  • 60-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 76-year-old woman, unknown travel – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
  • 50-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown if contact, non-FL resident
  • 77-year-old man, traveled to NJ – no contact with known case, non-FL resident
  • 44-year-old man, no travel – no contact
  • 59-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown contact

LEE – 34 cases:

  • 80-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 69-year-old man, no travel – unknown if contact
  • 79-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 67-year-old man, no travel – no contact
  • 66-year-old man, traveled to Colombia and Ecuador, unknown if contact
  • 72-year-old woman, traveled to MA, NH – contact with known case
  • 77-year-old man (deceased), no travel – contact with known case
  • 77-year-old woman (deceased), traveled to Dominican Republic – contact w/ known case
  • 77-year-old man, traveled to Dominican Republic
  • 65-year-old woman, traveled to FL, Jamaica – contact with known case
  • 57-year-old man, traveled to FL, France, UK – non-FL resident
  • 72-year-old woman, no travel – unknown if contact
  • 67-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 23-year-old man, traveled to TN – contact with known case
  • 60-year-old man, unknown if travel-related – no contact with known case
  • 73-year-old man, unknown if travel-related – no contact with known case
  • 59-year-old woman, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 89-year-old woman, traveled to FL, NY – no contact with known case
  • 90-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
  • 57-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
  • 75-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
  • 75-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 67-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 21-year-old woman, traveled to Spain – no contact with known case
  • 65-year-old woman, no travel – contact with known case
  • 70-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 32-year-old man, no travel – no contact with known case
  • 75-year-old woman, unknown travel – no contact with known case
  • 83-year-old man, no travel – no contact, non-FL resident
  • 74-year-old woman, traveled to NY – unknown if contact, non-FL resident
  • 35-year-old man, unknown travel – no contact with known case
  • 56-year-old man, unknown travel
  • 67-year-old man (deceased), no travel – contact with known case
  • 82-year-old man, unknown travel – no contact with known case

CHARLOTTE – 3 cases:

  • 54-year-old woman, traveled to Egypt and Israel – contact with known case
  • 55-year-old man, no travel – contact with known case
  • 59-year-old man, unknown travel – unknown contact

DESOTO – 1 case

  • 32-year-old man, no travel – unknown if contact

IF YOU FEEL SICK:

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.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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