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The Florida Department of Health reported 54 new COVID-19 cases in Collier County Thursday, bringing the county's total to 1,058. There was also one additional Collier death reported Thursday: a 90-year-old woman who has contact with a confirmed case. Her case was counted by the state on May 4. Forty-one Collier residents have now died from COVID-19. 

On Monday, Collier became the ninth Florida county to surpass 1,000 COVID-19 cases. Since May 1, 532 new cases have been confirmed in Collier County.

That increase in cases coincides with a surge in reported tests. Since May 1, 5,684 tests have been reported in Collier resulting in those 532 positive cases (9.4%). That has resulted in Collier's overall positive case percentage dropping from 10.7% on May 1 to 9.75% Thursday. 

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 1,112.  

A total of 166 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: 49


  • Male: 513
  • Female: 524 
  • Unknown/No data: 1 


  • Black: 71
  • White: 731 
  • Other: 85 
  • Unknown/No Data: 151 


  • Hispanic: 469
  • Non-Hispanic: 399 
  • Unknown/No Data: 170


  • Residents: 1,038
  • Non-residents: 74

City of residence (if known)

  • Naples: 722
  • Immokalee: 288
  • Marco Island: 18
  • Ave Maria: 6
  • Missing: 3
  • Ochopee: 1

Tests reported in Collier County (through May 21)

  • Total tested: 11,400
  • Positive: 1,112
  • Negative: 10,281
  • Inconclusive: 7
  • Awaiting testing: 7
  • Percent positive: 9.75%

View yesterday's report.

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