Escambia County sees first COVID-19 case

Escambia County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19 Monday according to the Florida Department of Health.

The patient is a man whose age is not listed. This case is travel related according to the state’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.

Okaloosa County is now reporting a second case of the illness. Two women have been diagnosed in Okaloosa between the ages of 61 and 78. Both are travel-related infections.

As of March 17, Santa Rosa County continued to have only one confirmed case, an elderly man with travel history who previously passed away. He had pre-existing medical complications according Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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