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Florida Department of Health reports 5th COVID-19 case in Leon County

Patient isn't from Florida and recently traveled to Georgia
Posted at 1:05 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 13:39:55-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A 36-year-old man who tested positive for coronavirus after traveling to Georgia is now Leon County's fifth reported case of COVID-19.

According to the Florida Department of Health, the man isn't from Florida and was reported as a positive case on Saturday.

FDOH believes the case is travel-related and say the man went to Georgia before testing positive. At this time, it's unknown if he had direct contact with another confirmed case before testing positive.

Health officials have not reported what part of Georgia the man traveled to or whether he is still hospitalized in the county. We're reaching out to answer these questions and get more information on the case in general.

So far, Leon County has had five confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Earlier this week, Capital Regional Medical Center confirmed two COVID-19 cases in the county after two patients who visited a Capital Regional free-standing emergency room tested positive for coronavirus. CRMC announced their positive cases just after Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare announced that a patient it was treating for COVID-19 died.

FDOH reported Leon County's first technical case of COVID-19 when a Leon County resident tested positve for the disease in another state.