LABELLE — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 17 report shows 1,879 Hendry County residents and one nonresident have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 101.
The county has had 39 deaths and 162 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 to date. According to the Agency for Health Care Administration, five COVID-19 positive Hendry County residents were hospitalized as of Aug. 16.
According to FDOH, 8,765 tests have been done on Hendry County residents for a positive rate of 21.44%.
ZIP code 33440 (Clewiston, Pioneer, Montura and Big Cypress) has 1,079 positive cases. ZIP code 33935 (LaBelle) has 725 positive cases.