A Citrus County EMT who helped take people suffering from COVID-19 to the hospital has died from the virus himself, and now his family and fellow first responders are grieving.
People who knew Justin Berleth, 29, described him as a bright light in a demanding field. He saw people at their worst during the pandemic, but the virus found him.
Baxter said he got COVID-19 in late July, ended up in the ICU, and died on August 9 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville.
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