COVID-19 in Collier County: State reports 52 new cases, two additional deaths

Dan DeLuca Naples Daily NewsPublished 12:11 PM EDT Sep 17, 2020The Florida Department of Health reported

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The Florida Department of Health reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths in Collier County on Thursday.

Collier County's cumulative total of COVID-19 fatalities increased to 196, according to the state.

The new cases increased Collier's overall total to 12,324 Thursday. The seven-day average for cases declined to 29 through Tuesday, less than half of the seven-day average on Sept. 1 (63). 

While Collier County is 10th among Florida counties in COVID-19 cases, it is only 21st in total tests (75,494). Every other county in the top 10 in cases is among the top nine in total tests. Collier's seven-day average for reported COVID-19 tests was 591 through Tuesday, 37% fewer than the seven-day average on Aug. 1 (940) and 60% fewer than the county's peak average on July 17 (1,474). 

Collier's overall positivity rate declined to 16.32% Thursday. The seven-day average positivity rate dropped to 5.4% through Tuesday.

A total of 893 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 11 a.m. Thursday, there were 31 COVID-19 patients in Collier County hospitals, according to data from Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration. That's the same number of patients that were reported at approximately the same time Wednesday. The county also had 21.1% of its total hospital beds available and 31.8% of its adult ICU beds available, according to the AHCA. Florida's available percentages were 23.9% (hospital beds) and 23% (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 for Florida residents:


  • Age Range: 0 to 104
  • Median Age: 40


  • Black: 759
  • White: 6,109
  • Other: 1,427
  • Unknown/No Data: 3,917


  • Hispanic: 4,899
  • Non-Hispanic: 3,309
  • Unknown/No Data: 4,004


  • Residents: 12,212
  • Non-residents: 112

Tests reported in Collier (through Sept. 16)

  • Total tested: 75,494
  • Positive: 12,324
  • Negative: 63,084
  • Percent positive: 16.32%

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