Tuesday’s Coronavirus Updates: Sanibel to reopen beach parking, allow vacation rentals
As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there have been 41,923 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 40,804 Florida residents and 1,119 non-Florida residents. There are 1,779 deaths reported and 7,418 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.
There have been 580,316 tests administered in Florida. A total of 41,923 tests have come back positive, and 537,681 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: 41,923 (up from 40,982)
Deaths: 1,779 (up from 1,735)
- 941 total new cases reported Tuesday
- 44 total new deaths reported Tuesday
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS
Total in SWFL: 2,726 (up from 2,597)
Deaths: 149 (up from 141)
- 129 total new cases reported Tuesday
- 8 total new deaths reported Tuesday
Lee County: 1,317 (up from 1,285) – 69 deaths (1 new death)
Collier County: 843 (up from 766) – 32 deaths (4 new deaths)
Charlotte County: 347 (up from 337) – 35 deaths (2 new deaths)
DeSoto County: 52 (up from 51) – 6 deaths (1 new death)
Glades County: 8 (up from 7) – 1 death
Hendry County: 159 (up from 151) – 6 deaths
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.
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Sanibel to reopen beach parking, allow vacation rentals
The Sanibel City Council voted Tuesday 4-1 to reopen public city-owned beach parking on June 1.
The council also voted unanimously to allow vacation rentals for 30 days up to six months, beginning May 16.
Charlotte County dog-friendly parks
Charlotte County dog-friendly parks with designated areas open for walking your dog on a leash include:
- Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park
- Bayshore Live Oak Park
- Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park
- Centennial Park
- Harbour Heights Park
- Larry Taylor Kiwanis Park
- Ollie’s Pond Park
- Port Charlotte Beach Park
- Randy Spence Park
Two dog parks for dogs to run in a fenced area are also available at Edgewater Park and Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park. Dogs are not allowed at any other parks not listed. Please adhere to these park rules and only have your dog at the designated dog-friendly parks.
For information, contact Parks and Natural Resources at (941)613-3220.
Collier County votes to restrict weekend beach hours
- Monday – Friday
- Open 7-11 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday
- Open 5 p.m. – Sunset on Saturday & Sunday
Parking is limited to Collier County residents with stickers on Saturday’s and Sunday’s and all Memorial Day weekend.
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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