“Two staffers in a government IT department in Manatee County, Florida, died of COVID-19 following an outbreak at their office, the county said Friday
.The first staffer died at a local hospital Monday, County Administrator Scott Hopes told the Bradenton Herald. A second staffer died Thursday at their home one day after being diagnosed with the virus by a doctor, Hopes told the outlet.
Three other employees were hospitalized inintensive care, according to the report, and a sixth person who worked in close contact with the infected people was vaccinated against COVID-19 and did not contract the virus.
All of the staffers who tested positive for the virus first reported experiencing a sore throat, Hopes told the outlet.
None of the employees who fell ill or died from COVID-19 were “elderly,” he said. Hopes told the Herald he feared that the severe cases may be a result of one of the stronger variants of COVID-19.
The two people who died were both in their 50s, according to the report. The youngest person of the three others who were hospitalized with COVID-19 was in their “late 30s,” according to the report.”
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