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COVID-19 tracker: State reports 239 new cases, no additional deaths in Collier County

Dan DeLuca
Naples Daily News

The Florida Department of Health reported 239 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths in Collier County on Tuesday. 

Collier County's cumulative total of COVID-19 fatalities remained at 363, the 18th-highest total among Florida counties. Of those deaths, 156 or 43% were either residents or staff of nursing homes.

So far in January, the state has reported 31 deaths of Collier residents from COVID-19. If this pace continues for the next three weeks, January would easily surpass the record for the most reported deaths for Collier in a single month, which was 54 in August.

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The new cases increased Collier's cumulative total to 24,814, 15th most among Florida counties. 

Collier's moving seven-day average for new cases was 202 through Monday, about 71% greater than the average on Dec. 1 (118). It was also the highest average since July 19 (209).

The seven-day average case rate is the average of a day and the previous six days of COVID-19 cases. This rate is recognized as a more accurate measure of the spread of coronavirus in a community. That's because it minimizes the impact of a single day with a very high or very low number of cases.

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Collier's seven-day average for reported COVID-19 tests was 1,733 through Monday, about 49% greater than the seven-day average on Dec. 1 (1,162). The rate is the average of a day and the previous six days of COVID-19 tests.

Collier's seven-day average positivity rate was 11.59% through Monday, about 1.2 percentage points greater than the same average on Dec. 1 (10.41%). The rate is the average of a day and the previous six days of COVID-19 cases divided by tests.

A total of 1,325 people in Collier County have been hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, 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 2 p.m. Tuesday, there were 111 COVID-19 patients in Collier County hospitals, according to data from Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration. That's one more patient than was reported at approximately the same time Monday. The county also had 11.9% of its total hospital beds available and 22.4% of its adult ICU beds available, according to the AHCA. Florida's available percentages were 19.9% (hospital beds) and 16.8% (ICU beds), respectively. The AHCA also reported a total of 7,713 COVID-patients statewide as of 2 p.m. Tuesday. That's 63 more patients than at approximately the same time Monday.

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 105
  • Median Age: 43

Gender

  • Male: 11,761
  • Female: 12,237
  • Unknown/No data: 101

Race

  • Black: 1,259
  • White: 14,261
  • Other: 2,644
  • Unknown/No Data: 5,935

Ethnicity

  • Hispanic: 8,083
  • Non-Hispanic: 10,311
  • Unknown/No Data: 5,705

Residency

  • Residents: 24,099
  • Non-residents: 715

City of residence (if known)

  • Naples: 20,043
  • Immokalee: 2,953
  • Marco Island: 599
  • Ave Maria: 260
  • Missing: 80
  • Ochopee: 63
  • Chokoloskee: 23
  • Goodland: 14
  • Everglades City: 13
  • Jerome: 8
  • Copeland: 5

Tests reported for Collier (through Jan. 11)

  • Total tested: 140,823
  • Positive: 24,814
  • Negative: 116,009
  • Percent positive: 17.62%
  • Note: The Florida Department of Health has removed cumulative testing data from its COVID dashboard but the data can be viewed here.

View yesterday's report.