MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man who attended the Winter Party Festival in Miami Beach last month has died of COVID-19.
Fort Lauderdale resident Thom Carr, 67, died after checking in the hospital three weeks ago.READ MORE: CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Stems From Imported Onions
Equality Florida mourned the loss on Facebook.
Carr and his husband, J. Heider, both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the annual event which is a fundraiser for the National LGBTQ task force.READ MORE: Miami Proud: Artist Edouard Duval-Carrié's Work Focuses On Haitian People And Its History
Ron Rich, who served on the hospitality team for the event, also died after testing positive for COVID-19.
The first man to succumb to the virus after attending the festival was 40-year-old Israel Carreras of North Miami. Days after attending, he developed symptoms and passed away. He was Miami-Dade’s first reported COVID-19 death.
The festival was held in Miami Beach on March 4-10th. The first closures put in place by the city were March 15th. That’s when they closed certain sections of the beach and implemented an 11 p.m. curfew.MORE NEWS: Prayer Vigil Scheduled Thursday For Slain Hollywood Police Officer Yandy Chirino
At least 38 people who attended the festival have tested positive for COVID-19.