COVID-19's toll on Southwest Florida: Help us share the story of your loved one

Dan DeLuca
Fort Myers News-Press

More than 1,000 people in Southwest Florida have died of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic. They include grandparents and grandchildren, spouses and partners, children, friends, and neighbors. 

The impact of these losses will be felt by our community for years. In responding to the death of a COVID-19 patient in the early days of the pandemic, Lee Health CEO and President Larry Antonucci said, "The virus isn’t just affecting its victims, but also friends and families. The human toll is real and we must not forget that."

If you know someone who died in Lee or Collier counties from the virus and would like to honor them by sharing his or her story, email with your name and phone number as well as the name of person you'd like to tell us about.

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