PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A 17-year-old Pasco County teen died of COVID-19, health officials reported Saturday.

The death count increased by 40 Saturday, bringing the death toll to 3,144. Of the 40 deaths reported was a 17-year-old Pasco County boy.

Health officials said the teen did not contract the virus by traveling, and it is unknown if he came in contact with a confirmed case.

According to the Florida Dept. of Health, there have been 17 coronavirus-related deaths in Pasco County.

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