Wednesday Update: Three to Four New Cases Reported in Four Days

Santiva Chronicle Staff Report

There have been three to four new cases of COVID-19 reported since Dec. 19 for Sanibel, according to the Florida Department of Health. That brings the total to 125 since March, when the first cases were reported. December has the highest number of new virus cases for a single month at 40. November previously held the record at 28.

Sanibel Mayor Mick Denham extended the state of emergency proclamation to Dec. 29. It includes a mandate on wearing a face covering while indoors at public places. The city has erected two signs on Causeway Boulevard as reminders to those traveling onto the island to wear a mask. The city is also encouraging social distance and to avoid group gatherings to prevent further spread of the virus.

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