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COVID-19 in Collier County: State reports 191 new cases, no additional deaths

Dan DeLuca
Naples Daily News

The Florida Department of Health reported 191 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths in Collier County on Wednesday.

For the third consecutive day, state health officials did not update the daily COVID-19 data until about five hours past the approximate time the numbers are supposed to be posted for the public. The Department of Health has still not answered questions asking if there is a reason for the consistent delays or if the agency plans to officially change the time the public can expect the daily updates.

The 191 new COVID-19 cases reported in Collier Wednesday were the most since July 31 (226). The county's cumulative total of 16,308 cases is 11th highest among Florida counties. The seven-day average for new cases was 99 through Tuesday, 21% higher than the average on Nov. 1 (82).

Collier County's cumulative total of COVID-19 fatalities remained at 268, 17th highest among Florida counties.

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Collier's seven-day average for reported COVID-19 tests was 1,002 through Tuesday, 22 fewer per day than the seven-day average on Nov. 1 (1,024) and 472 fewer than the county's peak average on July 17 (1,474). 

Collier's seven-day average positivity rate was 10.4% through Tuesday, about 1.9 percentage points higher than the same average on Nov. 1 (8.55%).

A total of 1,069 people in Collier County have been hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Wednesday, according to the report, but that number does not reflect the people currently in the hospital, according to the Florida Department of Health. 

As of approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday, there were 64 COVID-19 patients in Collier County hospitals, according to data from Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration.  That's three more patients than were reported at approximately the same time Monday. The county also had 13.5% of its total hospital beds available and 20% of its adult ICU beds available, according to the AHCA. Florida's available percentages were 22.5% (hospital beds) and 21.7% (ICU beds), respectively. The AHCA also reported a total of 3,347 COVID-patients statewide as of 11 a.m. Wednesday. That's five fewer patients than were reported at approximately the same time Tuesday.

The Florida Department of Health is not reporting how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Other numbers include the following demographics breakdown for Florida residents:

Age

  • Age Range: 0 to 104
  • Median Age: 42

Gender

  • Male: 7,849
  • Female: 8,118
  • Unknown/No data: 59

Race

  • Black: 894
  • White: 8,678
  • Other: 1,708
  • Unknown/No Data: 4,746

Ethnicity

  • Hispanic: 5,726
  • Non-Hispanic: 5,753
  • Unknown/No Data: 4,547

Residency

  • Residents: 16,026
  • Non-residents: 282

City of residence (if known)

  • Naples: 12,107
  • Immokalee: 2,427
  • Missing: 940
  • Marco Island: 322
  • Ave Maria: 160
  • Ochopee: 45
  • Goodland: 11
  • Chokoloskee: 3
  • Everglades City: 3

Tests reported for Collier (through Nov. 17)

  • Total tested: 102,354
  • Positive: 16,754
  • Negative: 85,600
  • Percent positive: 15.93%
  • Note: The Florida Department of Health removed cumulative testing data from its COVID dashboard Tuesday but the data can be viewed here.

View yesterday's report. View yesterday's line list of cases and deaths.