Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: City of Naples votes to restrict beach access, hours
As of 11 a.m. Monday, there have been 40,982 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 39,888 Florida residents and 1,094 non-Florida residents. There are 1,735 deaths reported and 7,224 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
There have been 561,741 tests administered in Florida. A total of 40,982 tests have come back positive, and 520,075 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.
The state has also released a list of long-term care facilities where cases have been reported.
*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m.
Total number of cases: 40,982 (up from 40,596)
Deaths: 1,735 (up from 1,721)
- 386 total new cases reported Monday
- 14 total new deaths reported Monday
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total in SWFL: 2,597 (up from 2,548)
Deaths: 141 (up from 136)
- 49 total new cases reported Monday
- 5 total new deaths reported Monday
Lee County: 1,285 (up from 1,268) – 68 deaths (3 new)
Collier County: 766 (up from 752) – 28 deaths (1 new)
Charlotte County: 337 (up from 329) – 33 deaths
DeSoto County: 51 (up from 47) – 5 deaths
Glades County: 7 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 151 (up from 145) – 6 deaths (1 new)
Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.
*Editors note: The DOH has removed some previously reported positive cases from their report totals, causing fluctuations in case totals. The state does not track recoveries. WINK News is working to find out from DOH why these cases have been removed.
MONDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES
- Naples city council holding emergency meeting to discuss reopening beaches
- Out of work Floridians will need to request benefits every 2 weeks through unemployment website
- How to report businesses not following executive order guidelines
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Collier County votes to enact beach restrictions
- Monday – Friday
- Open 7-11 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday
- Open 5 p.m. – Sunset on Saturday & Sunday
Port Charlotte Publix employee tests positive
Publix said Monday morning that an employee at store #1438, 24051 Peachland Blvd., in Port Charlotte, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Statement from Publix:
“As an essential service provider, the health and well-being of our customers, associates and communities are our top priority.
“We are proud of how our dedicated associates are taking care of our customers and each other through this unprecedented and challenging time. And, we thank our customers for continuing to trust us with providing them with the goods and services they need.
“Like other essential service providers, we have seen our own associates and their families personally impacted by COVID-19. Unfortunately, as public health officials have indicated, we expect to see an increase in cases as the virus spreads in our communities.”
Naples city council holds emergency meeting to discuss reopening beaches
Naples city council is meeting Monday morning to discuss the situation at its beaches after shutting them down when people packed the sand Saturday.
A city council member said he favors a “hybrid” reopening where the beaches are open all the time during the week but just mornings and evenings on the weekends to discourage people from coming over from the other coast.
Your access to the sand of Naples Beach was open just 10 days before it was shut down again, prompting protests in the street.
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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