Okeechobee County has two COVID-19 deaths

OKEECHOBEE – The Florida Department of Health reported Okeechobee County now has two deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 65-year-old Okeechobee woman and a 70-year-old Okeechobee man were added to the state’s “Coronavirus: Line list of deaths in Florida residents” as of July 11.

Since testing began in March, Okeechobee County has totaled 518 people who tested positive for COVID-19, including 514 residents one four non-residents. Okeechobee County has had total of 47 COVID-19 positive people hospitalized including 47 residents and two non-residents.

A total of 4,459 people have been tested, with 11.6% positive.

Neither of the Okeechobee County deaths were long term care facility patients, according to the state report.

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