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Coronavirus Florida: One new death, four new Tampa Bay cases, 39 new cases statewide

A 77-year-old from Lee County is the fourth Florida resident to die after testing positive for coronavirus, the Florida Department of Health announced Saturday evening on Twitter.
Esta ilustración de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades muestra el nuevo coronavirus de 2019 , culpable de una pandemia mundial que ha llegado a Florida. [AP]
Esta ilustración de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades muestra el nuevo coronavirus de 2019 , culpable de una pandemia mundial que ha llegado a Florida. [AP] [ Foto AP ]
Published Mar. 14, 2020
Updated Mar. 16, 2020

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The Florida Health Department early Sunday morning reported 39 new cases of infections of coronavirus, including four new cases in the Tampa Bay area, as the number of people confirmed to be infected in the state climbed to more than 100.

In addition, a 77-year-old from Lee County is the fourth Florida resident to die after testing positive for coronavirus, the department announced Saturday evening on Twitter.

The new statewide cases were announced around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The 39 cases is the largest number to be announced at one time since the crisis started in Florida.

The four new cases in the Tampa Bay area are a 47-year-old man, 32-year-old woman and 17-year-old in Hillsborough County and a 67-year-old man from Pasco County. Three new local cases are travel related, the department said.

The Tampa Bay area now has eight cases total.

The department had previously reported that the Lee County resident had reported positive. The department did not provide the person’s gender. The department said it is not a travel-related case.

The death was reported a day after the state reported 25 new coronavirus patients and that an Orlando woman, 68, died after visiting Asia.

Sixteen of the new cases are in Broward County while five of the new cases are in Miami-Dade County.

Here’s a breakdown of the new cases. All tested positive for COVID-19 and all will remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.

  • A 65-year-old New York woman in Alachua County. An epidemiological investigation is ongoing.
  • A 74-year-old Broward County man
  • A 48-year-old Broward County woman. This case is travel-related
  • A 19-year-old Broward County woman. This case is travel-related
  • A 19-year-old Broward County woman. This case is travel-related
  • A 65-year-old Broward County man
  • A 20-year-old Broward County woman. This case is travel-related
  • A 42-year-old Broward County man
  • A 63-year-old Broward County woman
  • A 19-year-old Broward County woman. This case is travel-related
  • A 30-year-old Broward County man
  • A 60-year-old Broward County man
  • A 20-year-old Broward County woman. This case is travel-related
  • A 19-year-old Broward County woman
  • A 66-year-old Broward County man
  • An 83-year-old Broward County man
  • A 20-year-old Broward County woman. This case is travel-related
  • A 79-year-old Connecticut woman tested positive in Baker County
  • A 60-year-old Citrus County woman
  • A 55-year-old Clay County woman
  • A 70-year-old man in Clay County
  • A 76-year-old Collier County man
  • A 28-year-old Collier County man. This case is travel-related.
  • A Duval County man of an unidentified age
  • A Duval County man of an unidentified age
  • A Duval County man of an unidentified age
  • A 47-year-old man in Hillsborough County. This case is related to domestic travel
  • A 32-year-old woman in Hillsborough County. This case is related to domestic travel
  • A 17-year-old male visiting from Cuba was diagnosed in Hillsborough County. An epidemiological investigation is ongoing
  • A 72-year-old Lee County woman
  • A 28-year-old Miami-Dade County man
  • A 58-year-old Miami-Dade County woman. This case is travel-related.
  • A 25-year-old Miami-Dade County woman. This case is travel-related.
  • A 62-year-old Miami-Dade County man
  • A 52-year-old Miami-Dade County man
  • A 48-year-old woman in Orange County
  • A 67-year-old man in Pasco County. This case is related to domestic travel
  • A 64-year-old woman in St. Johns County
  • A 71-year-old man in Volusia County. This is a travel-related case

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