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Florida reaches 763 COVID-19 cases including 11-year-old boy in Jacksonville

25 cases now in Duval, 9 in St. Johns, 6 in Clay, 25 in Alachua, 1 each in Baker, Nassau and Putnam

Samples are tested for respiratory viruses during a visit by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to the pathology labs at Leeds General Infirmary on March 12. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Samples are tested for respiratory viruses during a visit by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to the pathology labs at Leeds General Infirmary on March 12. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Reported positive cases of the coronavirus in Northeast Florida reached 67 on Saturday, and a second death was reported in Duval County according to data released late Saturday from the Florida Department of Health.

That latest death in Duval County was an 88-year-old man.

Seven more people in Jacksonville having tested positive for COVID-19 including an 11-year-old boy. So far, a total of 25 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Duval County.

During an afternoon news conference, Gov. Ron DeSantis said there are now 763 confirmed cases of the virus in the state and 12 people have died due to the virus.

Of the total number of cases, 706 Florida residents have tested positive, while 57 non-Florida residents have tested positive. There are 1,005 tests pending and 1,080 people were being monitored.

County-by-county

Of the Duval County cases, 17 are men and seven are women aged 11 to 91. The state has classified at least four of those cases as travel-related, nine as not being linked to travel and 12 as having unknown origins. So far, 285 people there have tested negative. The state said 41 test results are still pending, but that number will certainly go up as hundreds of people have been tested this week at one of the three drive-thru testing sites now open in Jacksonville.

At least 11 of Alachua County’s cases, which are made up of 15 women and 10 men, are related to travel. Six cases are not considered travel-related, and the source of eight cases remain unknown. At least 393 people have tested negative and 27 results are outstanding.

St. Johns County’s nine cases are divided among five men and four women, four of which are travel-related. One of the new cases on Saturday was a member of the Sawgrass Country Club, which has notified other members who were likely in close contact with him. Data show 171 people have tested negative for the virus and results for 22 people are pending.

Clay County reports positive tests for three men and three women, one of whom -- a 70-year-old man -- died. Only one of these cases was known to be travel-related. The county has reported 56 negative tests and eight test results are up in the air.

One patient, a woman, was reported in Baker County. The case was not-travel related. Seven people in the county have tested negative for the virus, with two tests pending.

The lone patient in Nassau County -- the first reported on the First Coast -- is a man whose case is classified currently as being travel-related. Seventeen people there have tested negative for COVID-19 and results for two more are pending.

Saturday morning we the DOH reported one man in Putnam County has tested positive and it is a travel-related case. There have been 39 negative tests, and five are pending.


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