The Florida Department of Health has reported two cumulative numbers of positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday, Dec. 9 for Sanibel. There are 99 cases since the first case was reported in March, according to the FDOH Dashboard. But the FDOH Daily Report shows 100 cases. The City of Sanibel said in its statement on Wednesday there is no explanation from the state for the discrepancy.
The cumulative number of virus cases was at 91 on Saturday, Dec. 5. There has been an increase of eight or nine new cases since then and a total of approximately 10 new cases in December.
Sanibel Mayor Mick Denham extended the city’s local state of emergency proclamation until Dec. 15. It includes the city’s mandate on wearing a face covering while indoors at public places. The city continues to encourage social distance and avoiding group gatherings to prevent further spread of the virus.