LaBelle, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health has notified Hendry County officials of the first death associated with COVID-19 in Hendry County.
The individual was a 77 year old male resident of LaBelle.
Three additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hendry County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Hendry County to 44.
The latest confirmed cases are a 61 year old female resident of LaBelle, a 35 year old female resident of Clewiston and a 82 year old male resident of Clewiston.
33 of the individuals who have tested positive in Hendry County are currently under isolation. 10 individuals have recovered and been cleared by the Florida Department of Health and are no longer required to be under isolation.
Hendry County officials strongly urge residents to continue following the guidance provided by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health (DOH) along with the Governor’s Safer-At-Home order to slow the spread of COVID-19:
CDC guidance on how to make a cloth face covering can be found at the following link - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
DOH has launched a survey to help inform and improve the state’s response to COVID-19. Residents are asked to take two minutes to answer the community action survey questions at www.strongerthanc19.com
*Hendry County will send out daily updates at approximately 6pm only if there are new cases in Hendry County.
More information about COVID-19 cases in Florida can be found on the DOH website - https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/ and on the DOH dashboard which is updated twice a day at approximately 11:30am and 6:30pm - https://arcg.is/0Hfi5O .
For local information regarding COVID-19, please visit Hendry County’s new dedicated webpage for COVID-19 https://covid-19.hendryfla.net/ and follow Hendry County Emergency Management on Facebook www.facebook.com/hendrycountyemergencymanagement/ .