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Coronavirus cases near 60 in Leon County

Cases jumped by 17 overnight
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Posted at 1:09 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 13:29:15-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida Department of Health has confirmed 59 total coronavirus cases in Leon County.

Monday, FDOH reported that 17 more Leon County residents have tested positive for coronavirus.

The new patients range in age from 19 to 69. So far, 11 hospitalizations are being reported.

Right now, most of the new cases have an unknown history of travel or no history of travel. Only one of the new cases, a 32-year-old man, is confirmed to have traveled to Washington before testing positive.

Only three in the newest bunch are believed to have had confirmed contact with a positive case. The rest are either unknown or had no contact with a confirmed case.

Prior to Monday's new cases, most of Leon County's cases involved people with travel histories to New York, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Colorado, Texas and Virigina as well as several countries overseas.

FDOH's latest report also says that four of the county's 59 cases are cases in residents or staff of long-term care facilities.

Also note that the FDOH has cleared all non-residents who were being treated in Leon County from the county's total count.

To see the latest report from FDOH, click here.