Leon County Coronavirus: 2-year-old boy tests positive for coronavirus; total stands at 165
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2020欧洲杯正规平台After reporting only one confirmed case of coronavirus in Leon County in its Thursday morning update, the Florida Department of Health added nine new cases to the local total by Thursday evening.
2020欧洲杯正规平台Of them, a 2-year-old boy has tested positive for the virus, according to DOH. He had no recent travel history but reported having come into contact with someone with the virus. Presumably, the child is a member of a family in which someone tested positive previously, but DOH does not say.
Health officials differ in practice throughout the state when it comes to testing children of parents or guardians who have already tested positive for the virus, assuming the child also will contract the illness.
2020欧洲杯正规平台The 2-year-old is now the youngest person in Leon County to have a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. The local total of official positives now stands at 165.
2020欧洲杯正规平台On its online dashboard tracking the spread of coronavirus at the county level, DOH now shows the racial and ethnic demographics for confirmed cases in the county.
- 39% of cases affect black people
- 42% of cases affect white people
- 7% of cases affect people of Hispanic descent
- 76% affect people not of Hispanic descent
DOH reports "no data" for roughly 16% of cases.
2020欧洲杯正规平台A total of 64 people, including staff, in long-term care facilities in Leon have tested positive for the virus, according to the health department. This is two more cases than in Wednesday's report. Most, if not all, of those cases likely spring from an outbreak in a group living situation at the Tallahassee Development Center, a home for adults with developmental disabilities.
Also new in the report: DOH now tracks deaths associated with these facilities. No one in Leon County has reportedly died from the virus at a long-term care facility or elsewhere.
In Jefferson County, the one person reported to have died from the illness appears to be someone, resident or staff, who was at a long-term care facility. Of its 23 cases, Jefferson has 18 people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in long-term care, according to DOH.
Gadsden County records 16 people in long-term care who have tested positive for the virus, according to DOH.
2020欧洲杯正规平台Despite the new cases, the vast majority of tests in Leon County have come back negative so far — 2,134 tests have been administered, with 1,967 coming back negative, 165 positives and two inconclusive tests. Separately, five tests are pending, according to reports. DOH will re-administer any inconclusive tests.
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