3rd Death Confirmed in Florida as Coronavirus Spreads
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials say a third person has died in the state from an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus.
Health officials announced the latest fatality as the state banned most visitors from Florida nursing homes as the coronavirus has likely spread into the general population.
— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) March 15, 2020
Gov. Ron DeSantis banned on Saturday nursing homes from accepting visitors for 30 days except when a patient is near death.
The latest victim’s infection had no known link to travel. The state’s number of infections passed 60 on Saturday. The state also announced that low-income students will still get free and reduced-cost meals while schools are closed.
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