COVID-19 death list includes 30-year-old Okeechobee man

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OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County deaths related to COVID-19 rose to 32 last week. Recently reported deaths include a 30-year-old Okeechobee man whose first positive test was documented in July.
The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 State Line List, online at floridahealthcovid19.gov/, does not list the date of death. According to FDOH there could be a gap between the date of death and reporting to the FDOH database. The medical examiner’s office determines which deaths are COVID-19 related. According to FDOH, just because a person who died tested positive for COVID-19, that does not automatically put that death on the list. As of Oct. 11, Okeechobee County had 32 deaths related to COVID-19 including:


• Female, 65, positive test reported June 22;
• Male, 93, positive test reported June 26;
• Male 70, positive test reported June 26;
• Male 63, positive test reported July 4.
• Male, 60, positive test reported July 6;
• Male, 75, positive test reported July 8;
• Female, 79, positive test reported July 9;
• Male, 93, positive test reported, July 9;
• Female, 78, positive test reported July 9;
• Male, 60, positive test reported July 9;
• Male, 60, positive test reported July 10;
• Male, 64, positive test reported July 12;
• Female, 82, positive test reported July 12;
• Female, 83, positive test reported July 16;
• Female, 78, positive test reported July 17;
• Male, 63, positive test reported July 18;
• Male, 30, positive test reported July 27;
• Male, 91, positive test reported July 30;
• Female, 82, positive test reported Aug. 1;
• Female, 94, positive test reported Aug. 27;
• Male, 77, positive test reported Aug. 9;
• Female, 83, positive test reported Aug. 9;
• Female, 85, positive test reported Aug. 9;
• Male, 93, positive test reported Aug. 19.
• Male, 62, positive test reported Aug. 26;
• Female, 78, positive test reported Aug. 28.
• Male, 96, positive test reported Sept. 1;
• Female, 91, positive test reported Sept. 2;
• Male, 81, positive test reported Sept. 4;
• Male, 87, positive test reported Sept. 6;
• Female, 56, positive test reported Sept. 9;
• Male, 91, positive test reported Sept. 14.


Since testing started in March, 181 Okeechobee County residents and two non-residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized, according to the FDOH report. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) reports 14 Okeechobee County residents COVID-19 positive residents are currently hospitalized.

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