Bay County sees first COVID-19 related death

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(WMBB)– As of Saturday morning, there has been one COVID-19 related death in Bay County according to the Florida Department of Health’s latest numbers.

On April 1, a 93-year-old Bay County man who was tested for COVID-19 passed away. The Florida Department of Health in Bay County said it received confirmation that he was positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.  

This is the first person to die in Bay County diagnosed with COVID-19.  
 
The Deaprtment of Health in Bay County said in a statement:

“We are expressing our condolences to his family and the Florida Department of Health in Bay County will continue to work with our community partners to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “
 
 Bay County also received confirmation of four additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The persons ill with the virus include a 61-year-old female, a 42-year-old male, a 47-year-old male, and a 47-year-old female. These cases are not travel related. This brings Bay County’s total COVID-19 cases to 23, including 22 residents with one death and one non-resident. 


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