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Lee County coronavirus deaths up to 37, Fort Myers Beach cases up to eight

April 26, 2020
Nathan Mayberg , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

As of Sunday morning, there have been 37 deaths from the coronavirus known as COVID-19 in Lee County and 1,074 deaths throughout Florida.

While no new deaths in Lee County have been reported since April 22, the Florida Department of Health has attributed five earlier deaths in Lee County as coronavirus-related since Friday. There had been 32 deaths tallied in Lee County as of April 23.

Since Friday, two additional COVID-19 cases have been reported on Fort Myers Beach, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases on Fort Myers Beach to eight.

There are 927 coronavirus cases in Lee County, an increase from 887 cases reported Thursday. Lee Health officials said on Friday they had expected a sharp increase in reporting totals for the coronavirus over the weekend due to a delay in test results being updated previously.

There have been 31,528 positive cases statewide out of 345,182 tests for a rate of nine percent positives out of those tested.

Out of the coronavirus deaths 83% have been among those 65 and older, and 94% of those who have died have been 55 or older.

Lee County continues to rank as the county with the seventh-most cases in the state, with 927 confirmed COVID-19 positives.



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