Local COVID-19 numbers continue to rise

COVID-19 positive cases continue to increase in the counties around Lake Okeechobee. As of the June 2 report from the Florida Department of Health, Florida has 56,001 positive residents and 1,446 positive non-residents. In additional, eight Florida residents have tested positive while out of state. To date, 2,530 people have died in Florida related to the virus.

As of the June 3, 11 a.m. update:

• Collier County has 1,679 positive cases ranging in age from 0 to 101. The county has a positive rate of 9.5% with 17,707 people tested. 49 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported. 220 residents and 10 non-residents have been hospitalized. The ZIP code 34142, which includes Immokalee, is considered a hot spot with 658 cases. The weekly report on antibody tests shows 3,727 people tested with 119 positive.

• Hendry County has 476 people who tested positive out of 2,855 people tested for a positive rate of 16.7%. Those who tested positive range in age from 0 to 101. Seventeen people have died; 50 have been hospitalized. According to the weekly report, last updated on May 29, eight of the deaths were Clewiston Nursing and Rehabilitation residents and five deaths were Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center residents. According to the Hendry County Health Department, 40 people who tested positive have recovered and were released from the requirement to isolate. Of the Hendry County cases, 348 are in the 33440 ZIP code, which includes Clewiston, Harlem, Montura, Pioneer Plantation and Big Cypress Seminole Reservation. The weekly report on antibody tests shows 64 people tested with three positive.

• Lee County had 2,087 people test positive so far, ranging in age from 0 to 101, including 63 non-residents. The county has a 6.6% positive rate, with 31,621 people tested. 113 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported. 433 residents and 13 non-residents have been hospitalized. The weekly report on antibody tests, which was updated May 29, shows 3,231 people tested with 139 positive.

• Broward County has 7,339 people who tested positive for COVID-19, with 318 deaths and 1,521 residents and 54 non-residents hospitalized. Positive cases range in age from 0 to 102. The county has a 6.5% positive rate with 112,693 people tested.

• Monroe has 109 people who tested positive for COVID-19, with four deaths and 10 residents and two non-residents hospitalized. Positive cases range in age from 6 to 91. The county has a 3.1% positive rate with 3,469 people tested.

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