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The Florida Department of Health reported three new deaths from COVID-19 in Collier County on Tuesday, bringing the county's total number to 40. The state also reported 24 new COVID-19 cases for Collier.

The three additional deaths were listed as:

  • A 72-year-old man (Case counted on May 7).
  • A 49-year-old man who has contact with a confirmed case (Counted May 12).
  • A 79-year-old man who had contact with a confirmed case (Counted May 16). 

On Monday, Collier became the ninth Florida county to surpass 1,000 COVID-19 cases. Since May 1, 420 new cases have been confirmed in Collier County.

The department confirmed Collier County's first three cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, March 11. Since then, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Collier has increased to 1,030.  

A total of 157 people in Collier County have been hospitalized for COVID-19, according to the report, but that number does not reflect the people currently in the hospital, as some have been released.

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

Other numbers include the following demographics breakdown:


  • Age Range: 0 to 101
  • Median Age: 54


  • Male: 472
  • Female: 484 
  • Unknown/No data: 1 


  • Black: 62
  • White: 687 
  • Other: 74 
  • Unknown/No Data: 134 


  • Hispanic: 414
  • Non-Hispanic: 387 
  • Unknown/No Data: 156


  • Residents: 957
  • Non-residents: 73

City of residence (if known)

  • Naples: 681
  • Immokalee: 249
  • Marco Island: 18
  • Ave Maria: 5
  • Missing: 3
  • Ochopee: 1

Tests reported in Collier County (through May 19)

  • Total tested: 10,423
  • Positive: 1,030
  • Negative: 9,390
  • Inconclusive: 3
  • Awaiting testing: 11
  • Percent positive: 9.9%

View yesterday's report.

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