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First COVID-19 related death confirmed in Leon County

Posted at 1:33 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 13:41:53-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida Department of Health has confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Leon County.

FDOH says the individual was a 62-year-old man that had previously tested positive for COVID-19.

As of 11 a.m. on Friday, Leon County now has 164 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

This is the first confirmed COVID-19 related death and 21 residents have been hospitalized, according to FDOH.

For more information on COVID-19 cases in Leon County or around the state please click here.

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-(866) 779-6121.

The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to

This is a developing story.