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DOH reports first two deaths from coronavirus in Lake County

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The first two deaths in Lake County from COVID-19 were reported Thursday, April 2, by the state Department of Health’s office in Lake. No information about the victims was provided.

As of Friday morning, there were 82 cases of coronavirus in Lake County and 66 cases in Sumter County, according to the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard. In Florida, there were 8,694 reported cases.

Positive cases and fatalities are reported by the DOH twice a day, around 11am and 6pm, at Follow Twitter for updates at @FLHealthLake or call the COVID-19 information line at 352.742.4830 from 8am-5pm seven days a week with questions or concerns.

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage at

For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control, visit the CDC COVID-19 page at

For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, visit the travel advisory website at

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, contact the Florida Health Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center at 1.866.779.6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours a dayInquiries may also be emailed to


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