DOH-Lafayette Reports Number Of County Deaths Linked To COVID-19 Is Now 16
MAYO, FL — The Florida Department of Health in Lafayette County has announced that the number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county has reached 16. Their statement reads as follows:
"The Department of Health in Lafayette County (DOH-Lafayette) received confirmation that a 71 year-old male previously diagnosed with COVID-19 has died. We would like to express our condolences to their family and loved ones.
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