Hendry County has 72 positive cases COVID-19

LABELLE — Four additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hendry County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Hendry County to 72.

The latest confirmed cases are a 20 year old male resident of Clewiston, a 72 year old male resident of Clewiston, a 35 year old female resident of Clewiston and a 40 year old female resident of LaBelle.

Fifty-six of the individuals who have tested positive in Hendry County are currently under isolation. Fourteen individuals have recovered and been cleared by the Florida Department of Health and are no longer required to be under isolation. Two individuals have died.

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:

· Remember you are safer at home.

· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

· Cover your coughs and sneezes.

· Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces.

· If you are sick or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call your medical provider, a local provider or local health department.

· If you need to leave your home for essential activities, please cover your mouth and nose with a bandana, scarf, or other cloth covering.

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

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