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Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: Lee County to close PPE distribution site

As of Monday at 11 a.m., there have been 56,830 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 55,415 Florida residents and 1,415 non-Florida residents. There are 2,460 deaths reported and 10,231 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 1,041,318 tests administered in Florida. A total of 56,830 tests have come back positive, and 983,570 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.

*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

Total number of cases: 56,830 (up from 56,163)
Deaths: 2,460 (up from 2,451)

  • 667 total new cases reported Monday
  • 9 total new deaths reported Monday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 4,629 (up from 4,532)
Deaths: 240 (up from 239)

  • 97 total new cases reported Monday
  • 1 total new death reported Monday

Lee County: 1,943 (up from 1,908) – 105 deaths
Collier County: 1,580 (up from 1,539) – 49 deaths
Charlotte County: 461 (up from 458) – 63 deaths
DeSoto County: 182 (unchanged) – 7 deaths
Glades County: 32 (up from 30) – 1 death
Hendry County: 431 (up from 415) – 15 deaths (1 new)

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.


MONDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES

New COVID-19 testing sites available for Charlotte County residents


UPCOMING BRIEFINGS:

TBA


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CenturyLink Sports Complex test site closes temporarily

The testing site at CenturyLink Sports Complex is temporarily closed as personnel is shifted, according to a statement from the Florida State Emergency Operations Center.

“This site is supported by the Florida National Guard, which has been activated to support law enforcement in some areas of the state. The Division is working closely with the Florida National Guard and local partners to relocate staff and reopen this site,” the statement read.


Lee County to close PPE distribution site

Lee County Government will close its personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution site for small businesses on June 5.

Supplies for businesses that employ one to 25 employees will continue to be available all week. Business owners apply online at www.LeeFLcares.com; those who qualify are assigned a weekday time slot during which they pick up supplies at the temporary PPE distribution site at Lee County Elections Center, 13180 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers.

The site, which opened last week, was designed as a short-term operation to help businesses reopen.


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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