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Florida Teenager Dies of Complications from Coronavirus Two Days After Her 17th Birthday

The teen's high school orchestra department paid tribute to her in a heartfelt Facebook post and included the link to the GoFundMe page.

"We are heartbroken for the loss of a young lady who brought so much light into the world," Cypress Lake High School Orchestra said. "Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories so we can honor the joy and kindness that she brought to our school each and every day."

Florida is among over two dozen states, including Texas, Arizona, and California, that are seeing a surge in coronavirus cases, despite rolling back stay-at-home orders.

As of Thursday morning, Florida has at least 109,006 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while at least 3,280 people in the state have died, according to the New York Times.

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  • Posted on June 25, 2020