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First coronavirus death reported in Martin County

108 COVID-19 cases in Martin County
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Posted at 6:41 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 01:04:25-04

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health reported Wednesday evening there are now 323 deaths in the state as a result of the coronavirus, including the first fatality in Martin County.

According to data from the state, the Martin County victim was a 77-year-old man and not travel related.

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As of Wednesday at 6 p.m, the latest figures show Martin County has 108 COVID-19 cases. Ages of the people affected in the county range from 19 to 90 years old.

Martin County Administrator Taryn Kryzda released the following statement on the death:

On behalf of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners, we are saddened by the death of a Martin County resident due to COVID-19. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and support for the family during this incredibly difficult time, and we ask that our residents show compassion and respect for their privacy as they mourn.

Across the state of Florida, there are now 15,698 cases of the coronavirus.

Among the 323 deaths in Florida, Palm Beach County still has the most in the state with 69.