COVID-19 tracker: State reports 85 new cases, one additional death in Collier County
The Florida Department of Health reported 85 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death in Collier County on Thursday.
The state listed the newly reported death as an 82-year-old man whose case was travel-related and whose positive case was counted by the state on Jan. 26.
Collier County's cumulative total of COVID-19 fatalities increased to 414, the 19th-highest total among Florida counties. Of those deaths, 173 or 42% were either residents or staff of nursing homes.
In January, Collier set a pandemic record with 72 reported COVID-19 deaths, 18 more than the county's previous monthly high of 54 set in August.
The new cases increased Collier's cumulative total to 28,224, 16th most among Florida counties.
Collier's moving seven-day average for new cases was 111 through Wednesday, 39% less than the average on Jan. 1 (183).
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.
Collier's seven-day average for reported COVID-19 tests was 1,510 through Wednesday, about 13% fewer than the seven-day average on Jan. 1 (1,731). 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 8.28% through Wednesday, about 4.6 percentage points fewer than the same average on Jan. 1 (12.86%). The rate is the average of a day and the previous six days of COVID-19 cases divided by tests.
A total of 1,457 people in Collier County have been hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Thursday, 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. Thursday, there were 87 COVID-19 patients in Collier County hospitals, according to data from Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration. That's 14 more patients than were reported at approximately the same time Wednesday. The county also had 10.9% of its total hospital beds available and 14.1% of its adult ICU beds available, according to the AHCA. Florida's available percentages were 20.7% (hospital beds) and 17.1% (ICU beds), respectively. The AHCA also reported a total of 5,608 COVID-patients statewide as of 2 p.m. Thursday. That's 227 fewer patients than at approximately the same time Wednesday.
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 Range: 0 to 105
- Median Age: 44
- Male: 13,262
- Female: 13,924
- Unknown/No data: 119
- Black: 1,435
- White: 16,523
- Other: 3,034
- Unknown/No Data: 6,313
- Hispanic: 9,123
- Non-Hispanic: 12,083
- Unknown/No Data: 6,099
- Residents: 27,305
- Non-residents: 919
City of residence (if known)
The cities of residence listed below are based on the patient's ZIP Code. Note that city is not always received as part of the initial notification and may be missing while the case is being investigated.
- Naples: 22,895
- Immokalee: 3,127
- Marco Island: 708
- Ave Maria: 289
- Ochopee: 67
- Chokoloskee: 25
- Everglades City: 19
- Goodland: 17
- Copeland: 14
- Missing: 13
- Jerome: 8
Tests reported for Collier (through Feb. 3)
- Total tested: 155,010
- Positive: 28,224
- Negative: 126,786
- Percent positive: 18.21%
- Note: The Florida Department of Health has removed cumulative testing data from its COVID dashboard but the data can be viewed here.