The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Polk County rose to 63 on Monday evening, up from 28 four days earlier. Twelve of those cases were in Lakeland, up from three on Thursday.

So far, 996 people have been tested in Polk, with 898 tests registering as negative and 35 awaiting responses. Polk County has an estimated population of more than 700,000 people.

Cases reported in Polk by city:

  • Davenport, 18
  • Winter Haven, 14
  • Lakeland, 12
  • Kissimmee, 9
  • Lake Wales 3
  • Haines City, 2
  • Bartow, 2
  • Champions Gate, 1
  • Frostproof, 1
  • Mulberry, 1

The 14 Polk cases reported Monday involved eight women and six men between the ages of 13 and 73. Three are considered travel-related, involving:

  • A 51-year-old man who went to Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas
  • A 58-year-old man who went to New York
  • A 73-year-old woman who had been to Mexico

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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