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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Fourth case of the coronavirus confirmed in Alachua County

<p>Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)</p>

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Editor's Note: If you think you might have COVID-19, contact the Alachua County Health Department at (352) 334-7900 or the Student Health Care Center at (352) 392-1161.

With coronavirus cases rising to more than 100 in Florida, Alachua County is also taking a toll.

The Florida Department of Health announced today at 1 a.m. that the county now has a fourth confirmed case, a 65-year-old female from New York. Its release read that her epidemiological investigation is ongoing.

As of today, Alachua County has three non-residents and one resident with the virus.

Six cases in Florida are under 20 years old, including a 17-year-old Cuban male who tested positive in Hillsborough County and five 19-year-old females in Broward County, according to the state’s health department.

If anybody believes they are sick with the virus, they should contact the Alachua County Department of Health before going to a physician’s office, urgent care, emergency department or hospital, as per the county health department’s guidelines

The county health department can be contacted during their business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 352-225-4181 or after hours at 352-334-7900.

Contact Stephany Matat at smatat@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @StephanyMatat. 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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