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Florida Department of Health reports 4th death from coronavirus

Posted at 7:38 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 19:52:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — State health officials say four people have died in Florida after contracting the coronavirus.

The Florida Department of Health announced that a 77-year-old who was diagnosed with COVID-19 is the third person in Florida to die from the coronavirus.

Authorities say the patient lived in Lee County. According to officials, this case wasn't travel related.

The Florida Department of Health also announced the death of a 68-year-old Orange County, Florida, woman in California. She tested positive in California after traveling to Asia and is the fourth person to die from COVID-19.

In all, 75 cases have been linked to the state, including 67 Florida residents diagnosed in Florida. Eleven new cases are travel-related, including three domestic, 13 are unclear and one is not related to travel.

The Florida Department of Health recommends all individuals experiencing symptoms, who have recently traveled through Port Everglades, to immediately contact their County Health Department or health care provider and self-isolate for 14 days.

For the latest on COVID-19 cases in Florida, click here.