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Pinay nurse in Miami, Florida dies of COVID-19

A Filipina nurse working at an intensive care unit in Miami, Florida, USA, has died due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Arceli Buendia Ilagan, 63, had worked at the Jackson Memorial Hospital for nearly 33 years when she passed away, CBS News reported.

She last worked at the hospital on Tuesday, when she showed symptoms of the disease.

Ilagan's death on Friday was the third case of coronavirus-related fatality in Miami-Dade County, the news agency said.

CBS News, citing the Florida Health Department, said the state of Florida has reported over 5,000 confirmed cases, including 63 deaths. There are already more than 150,000 confirmed cases in the United States with more than 2,800 deaths.—Jamil Santos/AOL, GMA News