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The Florida Department of Health reported 226 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death in Collier County on Friday.

That brings Collier's cumulative case total to 9,581, 10th most among Florida counties. Its total COVID-19 related deaths increased to 122.

The state listed the additional Collier resident death as an 82-year-old woman who had contact with a known case and whose positive case was counted on July 25.

Collier's overall positivity rate increased Friday to 16.36%, the highest its been since March 20 when it was 19.53% and the county had 25 cases. Collier's cumulative positivity rate has increased for 40 consecutive days and is second to Dade (19%) among Florida counties with at least 2,500 COVID-19 cases.

While Collier County is 10th among Florida counties in COVID-19 cases, it is only 19th in total tests (58,570). Every other county in the top 10 in cases is among the top nine in total tests. Since Sunday, the state has reported an average of just 600 tests per day for Collier.

In the last seven days, the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Collier County is 8.82%, the lowest its been since May 28. 

A total of 654 people in Collier County have been hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Friday, 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 11 a.m. Friday, there were 130 COVID-19 patients being treated in Collier County hospitals, according to data from Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration. That's two fewer patients since approximately the same time Thursday. The county also had 19.9% of its total hospital beds available and 27.1% of its adult ICU beds available, according to the AHCA. Florida's available percentages were 22.5% (hospital beds) and 16.4% (ICU beds), respectively.

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

Other numbers include the following demographics breakdown:

Age

  • Age Range: 0 to 101
  • Median Age: 39

Gender

  • Male: 4,534
  • Female: 4,749
  • Unknown/No data: 133

Race

  • Black: 557
  • White: 4,527
  • Other: 882
  • Unknown/No Data: 3,450

Ethnicity

  • Hispanic: 3,812
  • Non-Hispanic: 2,202
  • Unknown/No Data: 3,402

Residency

  • Residents: 9,416
  • Non-residents: 165

City of residence (if known)

  • Naples: 6,754
  • Immokalee: 2,061
  • Missing: 405
  • Marco Island: 106
  • Ave Maria: 58
  • Ochopee: 22
  • Goodland: 5
  • Chokoloskee: 2
  • Everglades City: 2
  • Apo: 1

Tests reported in Collier (through July 30)

  • Total tested: 58,570
  • Positive: 9,581
  • Negative: 48,926
  • Awaiting testing: 197
  • Inconclusive: 63
  • Percent positive: 16.36%

View yesterday's report. View yesterday's line list of cases and deaths.

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