2 Florida residents die of COVID-19, according to DOH

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UPDATE: March 7, 9:20 a.m. | The Florida Department of Health announced a new presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Florida Saturday morning.

FDH said the individual is isolated in Lee County and being properly cared for.


TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Health Department has confirmed two Florida residents have died from COVID-19.

According to the Florida Health Department, this comes following the announcement of three new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Florida.

The DOH identified the deceased individuals as a patient from Santa Rosa County and a person in their 70s who previously tested positive for coronavirus in Lee County. Both had recently traveled internationally.

The DOH states the two new presumptive positive cases are out of Broward County. The cases involve a 65-year-old man and a 75-year-old man. Both will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.

As of Saturday morning, the state has monitored 1,010 people and are currently monitoring 278 with 88 pending testing results.

This is a developing story stick with WFLA for updates.

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