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Department of Health confirms Polk’s 1st COVID-19 case – News – The Ledger


According to the Florida Department of Health in Polk County the first positive case of COVID-19 has been identified – a 44-year-old female. According to state data, the case was not immediately designated as travel-related and is under investigation. Polk among 30 counties now with confirmed cases.

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Polk County joined 29 other counties in Florida with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus following the release of updated cases Tuesday night.

According to the Florida Department of Health in Polk County the first positive case of COVID-19 has been identified — a 44-year-old female. According to state data, the case was not immediately designated as travel-related and is under investigation. Where the woman lives was not released.

DOH-Polk said “it is conducting its contact investigation to identify persons who may have been in contact with the suspected positive individual. This is all the information available to us at this time.”

The state reported that there are now 216 COVID-19 cases in Florida, jumping by 24 on Tuesday. Those new cases include:

• 22 Florida residents and 2 non-Florida residents

• There are currently 195 positive cases in Florida residents and 21 positive cases in non-Florida residents.

CLICK HERE TO SEE UPDATED STATE DATA ON COVID-19 CASES

It was also reported the state’s death toll reached seven with a death to the virus confirmed in Manatee County.

To date, of the 216 cases, 119 are men, 96 are women and one was listed as unknown, according to the state. The highest concentration of cases is in the 60-69 age group with 52, followed by 70-79 with 29, 40-49 and 50-59 with 27 each, 20-29 with 25, 30-39 with 12, 80-plus with 11 and 10-19 with 9.

State data shows through Tuesday that 26 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Polk with 10 awaiting results, 15 confirmed negative and the one positive case.

In all, 57 of Florida’s 67 counties have submitted COVID-19 tests, according to the state. There have been a total of 2,294 people tested, with 216 positive tests, 2,294 negative tests and 1,061 tests pending results.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CURRENT STATE DASHBOARD TRACKING COVID-19 CASES



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