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Tallahassee sees first coronavirus death; patient came from Georgia hospital

Rickey Stokes

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Date: Mar 19 2020 7:19 PM

A woman who was transferred from a Georgia hospital with no apparent signs of COVID-19 to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has died from the virus, becoming Leon County’s first fatality from the coronavirus.


She was among the county’s first three cases announced Wednesday night by officials at TMH and Capital Regional Medical Center. The other two patients, both Leon County residents, tested positive for the virus after visiting one of Capital Regional’s free-standing emergency rooms.


Leon County Health Department officials said the two CRMC patients “are being appropriately isolated and treated.”


“We are tracing individuals who have had close contact with these new cases and are at risk of infection,” said Leon County Health Officer Claudia Blackburn in a news release. “Those individuals will be quarantined and monitored.”


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