Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: Three deaths reported in SWFL

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Coronavirus updates

As of 6 p.m. Monday, there have been 21,019 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 20,394 Florida residents and 625 non-Florida residents. There are 499 deaths reported and 2,841 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Three deaths were reported Monday in Southwest Florida: a 94-year-old woman in Lee County, who hadn’t traveled but had contact with a known case; a 93-year-old woman in Lee County; and in Collier County, an 85-year-old man who hadn’t traveled and whose contact history is unknown.

There have been 199,767 tests administered in Florida. A total of 21,019 tests have come back positive, and 177,786 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.


Total number of cases: 21,019 (up from 20,601)
Deaths: 499 (up from 470)

  • 1,124 total cases reported Monday
  • 38 total deaths reported Monday


Total in SWFL: 1,186 (up from 1,172)
Deaths: 32 (up 2)

  • 51 new cases reported Monday
  • 3 new deaths reported Monday (Lee County – 2, Collier County – 1)

Lee County: 642 (up from 632) – 18 deaths
Collier County: 376 (up from 375) – 5 deaths
Charlotte County: 119 (up from 117) – 5 deaths
DeSoto County: 22 (unchanged) – 3 deaths
Glades County: 5 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 22 (up from 21) – 0 deaths

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


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  • 2:30 p.m. Governor Ron DeSantis holds a COVID-19 briefing in Tallahassee. WATCH HERE
  • 5 p.m. White House Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing

Publix reports another employee tests positive for COVID-19

Publix reported Monday afternoon that an employee at a store in Port Charlotte has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee works at store #0755 at 4265 Tamiami Trail, which is in Port Charlotte Crossing.

Employees at four other Publix locations in Lee and Charlotte counties have previously tested positive.

Fort Myers Blu Sushi employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Blu Sushi manager confirms an employee at the downtown Fort Myers location has tested positive for the coronavirus Monday.

The downtown Blue Sushi restaurant will  be closed for two weeks, and all employees of that location are under quarantine.

The manager represents the Blu Sushi location on McGregor Boulevard in south Fort Myers. The manager said there has been no cross contamination of employees at the separate locations.


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 responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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