The total number of COVID-19 cases since March is at 82 on Sanibel, according to Florida’s Data and Surveillance Dashboard on Saturday, Nov. 21. That’s up from 77 on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and an increase of eight new cases since Saturday, Nov. 14. Sanibel’s Acting Mayor Mick Denham has extended the state of local emergency declaration through Nov. 24, which includes the mandate on face coverings while indoors at public places. The city is also encouraging social distancing and avoiding group gatherings to prevent further spread of the virus.
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