Tracking COVID-19 in Lee County: March 26 confirmed positive cases

Dan DeLuca Evan Pflugradt
Fort Myers News-Press

Lee County confirmed its first two cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, March 7.

Since then, the number of positive COVID-19 cases has jumped. According to an evening advisory Thursday, there were 11 new confirmed cases bringing the county's total to 66. 

There have been three deaths in Lee County linked to COVID-19:

  • March 7: A 77-year-old woman. This case was travel-related and included contact with a confirmed case. This patient died at Gulf Coast Medical Center. 
  • March 14: A 77-year-old man. This patient died at Gulf Coast Medical Center.
  • March 24: A 67-year-old man. This case contact included contact with a confirmed case. This patient was receiving treatment at HealthPark Medical Center.

Read More:Lee Health announces county's third coronavirus death

Here's a breakdown of the latest numbers in Lee County:


  • Total number of cases: 66
  • Residents: 61
  • Non-residents: 5


The agency is reporting the city of the confirmed cases, if known. 

  • Fort Myers: 32
  • Cape Coral: 9
  • Bonita Springs: 5
  • Lehigh Acres: 5
  • City missing (Lee): 2
  • Estero: 3
  • North Fort Myers: 2
  • Sanibel: 2
  • Fort Myers Beach: 1


  • Male: 41
  • Female: 25


  • Age range: 10-94
  • Average: 53

Day of most reported cases: 

  • March 26: 12

This story will be updated.