First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Alachua County

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) -- North Central Florida has its first confirmed case of coronavirus.

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The Florida Department of Health, in a statement announcing eight new positive COVID-19 cases, says a 68-year-old woman in Alachua County has tested positive.

The woman is a Georgia resident visiting North Central Florida.

She is being isolated and will remain so until cleared by public health officials.

The Georgia Department of Public Health is leading the investigation for the individual.