Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: State cases top 13,500, 4 more SWFL deaths
As of 6 p.m.Monday, there have been 13,629 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 13,214 Florida residents and 415 non-Florida residents. There are 254 deaths reported and 1,719 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
A COVID-19 patient death was reported in Lee County as of 11 a.m., bringing the county’s total to 12. It was a 100-year-old man, but no further details were available. After 6 p.m. two more COVID-19 patient deaths were reported, bringing the county’s total to 14 deaths. One patient was an 80-year-old woman with known travel in Florida and New Jersey and known contact with a coronavirus patient. The other patient reported was a 62-year-old woman, but no other details were available.
In Collier County, a coronavirus patient death was reported after 6 p.m. It was a 73-year-old man with no known travel or contact.
In DeSoto County, a coronavirus patient death was reported after 6 p.m. It was a 65-year-old man with no known travel or contact.
NCH Healthcare System in Naples reported Monday afternoon that they’ve had four patients under their care die from complications of COVID-19. These cases have not been declared by the health department and therefore are not part of Monday totals.
A 2-year-old female in Lee County is also among those recently testing positive, the youngest reported in Lee so far.
There have been 126,048 tests administered in Florida. A total of 13,629 tests have come back positive and 111,022 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.
Total number of cases: 13,629 (up from 13,324)
Deaths: 254 (up from 236)
- 1,279 total cases reported Monday
- 33 total deaths reported Monday
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total in SWFL: 731 (up from 725)
Deaths: 22 (up from 18)
- 51 new cases reported Monday
- 5 new deaths reported Monday
Lee County: 400 (up from 397)
Collier County: 249(up from 242)
Charlotte County: 55 (unchanged)
DeSoto County: 14 (unchanged)
Glades County: 4 (unchanged)
Hendry County: 9 (unchanged)
Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.
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MONDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES
- Keeping your hands clean is vital in protecting against COVID-19
- Lee Health to begin testing in-house to reduce wait time for test results
- Protect your stimulus money from scammers
- Mariner HS in Cape Coral added as school meal pickup location
- 10:30 a.m. Gov. DeSantis COVID-19 response roundtable discussion – WATCH HERE
- 5 p.m. The White House Coronavirus Task Force – WATCH HERE
Marco Island approves access to beach
Marco Island City Council approved opening two beach access points in a 4-3 vote Monday.
There was no specification given about where these two access points would be during the council meeting.
US death toll reaches 10,335
The United States has at least 10,335 reported deaths from coronavirus, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Johns Hopkins is reporting at least 347,003 coronavirus cases so far in the United States.
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.
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