Glades County has third COVID-19 related death

By Marisa Shivers
Glades County Emergency Management

GLADES COUNTY — Glades County Public Safety has been notified of a COVID-19 related death of a 63-year-old male resident. This is the third reported COVID-19 related death for Glades County.

Glades County has had 293 positive tests since testing began in March

Glades County Public Safety encourage all to continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water, cover you cough and sneezes, and disinfect surfaces as often as possible. Proper mask use is making sure your nose and mouth are covered.

More information about COVID-19 cases in Florida can be found on the DOH website – https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/ and on the DOH dashboard which is updated once a day at approximately 11:30 a.m. – https://arcg.is/0Hfi5O

Please help to keep first responders safe. If you are in need of emergency services and have any symptoms or have traveled to high impacted areas please let the 911 dispatcher know.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available for any resident on Monday, July 27. Please contact Glades County Department of Health at 863-946-0707 to schedule an appointment. There is no criteria for testing.

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