SWFL children test positive for coronavirus in Collier, Charlotte counties

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The Florida Department of Health dashboard confirms the youngest cases for the coronavirus in Southwest Florida counties are in Charlotte County and Collier County currently.

Charlotte County

According to Florida Department of Health, a baby girl in Charlotte County is the youngest patient positive for the coronavirus in Southwest Florida Thursday.

The child has no known recent travel history, and it is unclear if she came into contact with a known case of COVID-19. She was one of 10 new cases in Charlotte County Thursday, with the current county total at 38 positive cases.

We do not know if the baby girl is in the hospital right now or her current condition.

Collier County

Also, according to FDOH, a 6-year-old girl in Collier County tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday.

The 6-year-old also has no known recent travel history and had no known contact with a known coronavirus patient.

Health experts have repeatedly said the virus does not discriminate age.

This comes on the heels of another death in Collier County where a 94-year-old woman who traveled to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands died.

There are now 508 cases of coronavirus in Southwest Florida and 15 deaths. The most recorded deaths of coronavirus patients are in Lee County with 10.


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 covid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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