Coronavirus updates: Florida reports first deaths on East Coast
Florida health officials announced late Friday that two people who tested positive for coronavirus have died – the first deaths on the East Coast linked to the virus. The Florida Department of Health said the two people had traveled overseas, but did not say specifically where they had traveled.
Seven people in the state have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to the health department.
The number of cases worldwide continues to climb. According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins, there have been more than 102,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 57,000 people have recovered, and more than 3,400 people have died.
There have been 17 deaths in the United States – 14 in Washington state and one in California, as well as the two in Florida