Coronavirus Leon: Amid first death, data shows 25- to 34-year-olds most affected in county
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As of Friday evening, Leon County has 174 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Florida Department of Health. That is a 10-case jump from the morning's report.
2020欧洲杯正规平台The local jump occurs at the same time Florida reported over 1,400 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 24,753. The number of deaths climbed to 726, 58 more than 24 hours ago. And 3,649 are hospitalized, 191 more than Thursday.
DOH also confirmed one person has died of the virus in the capital county. While DOH did not elaborate, Tallahassee Developmental Center officials confirmed the 62-year-old man who died was a resident at the home for adults with developmental disabilities.
2020欧洲杯正规平台It is the source for Leon County’s largest single outbreak of coronavirus, with 77 residents and staff testing positive, or one-half of the residents and a third of the staff.
2020欧洲杯正规平台Of Leon's cases, DOH reports 64 are residents or staff in long-term care facilities, which does not align with Tallahassee Developmental Center's numbers.
Also on Friday, the department appeared to have removed one case from Leon County's data that was reported Thursday: a 36-year-old woman with an unknown history of travel.
2020欧洲杯正规平台Many of the new cases have unknown histories of travel. One new case, a 23-year-old woman, had no recent travel history or contact with a confirmed case, indicating "community spread." Community spread means someone may be able to pick up the virus without knowing where they came into contact with it.
The youngest person in the capital county with a confirmed positive is a 2-year-old boy. A majority of local cases affect 25- to 34-year-olds, according to DOH.
2020欧洲杯正规平台Gadsden County gained two cases throughout the day, putting them at 47 total. Gadsden County still has 16 confirmed cases in long-term care facilities.
Madison County also saw two additions to its Friday data. Madison has 19 cases in total.
Despite the new data, the vast majority of tests in Leon County have come back negative so far — 2,247 tests have been administered, with 2,071 coming back negative, 174 positives and two inconclusive tests. Separately, five tests are pending, according to reports. DOH will re-administer any inconclusive tests.
2020欧洲杯正规平台Jefferson County saw its first death last week, a 93-year-old woman who had contact with a positive case.
2020欧洲杯正规平台The DOH updates their reports twice daily, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m
Casey Chapter is the deputy news editor for the FSView & Florida Flambeau.