Nine-year-old girl is the youngest to die from coronavirus in Florida, health officials say

The 9-year-old’s death is not a travel-related case and the child did not have close contact with anyone who recently tested positive for Covid-19, records show.

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Putnam County Health Officer Mary Garcia confirmed the fatality to CNN on Wednesday and said she was unaware of any underlying medical conditions in the girl’s case.

According to the latest health records, the 9-year-old is the fifth minor in Florida to die from Covid-19.

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The others were an 11-year-old boy in Miami-Dade County, an 11-year-old girl in Broward County, a 16-year-old girl in Lee County and a 17-year-old boy in Pasco County.

Putnam County is located between Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Augustine, and Daytona Beach in northeastern Florida. Since April 1, the county has had at least 11 coronavirus-related fatalities.

As of Friday, 23,170 minors had tested positive for the virus across the state. The positivity rate of the children tested is 13.4%. The state’s total number of confirmed cases stands at 379,619.

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