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Two Confirmed Deaths Regarding COVID-19

By Candy Sims

March 07, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2020
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT UPDATES REGARDING COVID-19 IN FLORIDA -TWO CONFIRMED DEATHS REGARDING COVID-19


TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Department of Health has announced updates regarding the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida. Two individuals have died and two new presumptive positive cases have been identified in Broward County.


Deceased Individuals


A previously announced COVID-19 patient in Santa Rosa County has died, following an international trip.
A new individual in their seventies that tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 in Lee County has died, following an international trip.


New Presumptive Positive Cases


A 75-year old male in Broward County has been identified as a presumptive positive. This person is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.
A 65-year old male in Broward County has been identified as a presumptive positive. This person is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.


The Florida Department of Health is working closely with the patients, potential close contacts of each case and health care providers to isolate and monitor persons who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and implement testing of anyone who may develop COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough or shortness of breath.

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