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7 U.S. tourists have died of illness at Dominican resorts since January


Leyla Cox died at the Excellence resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. File Photo courtesy of Excellence resorts

June 14 (UPI) -- A Staten Island, N.Y., woman died this week while vacationing in the Dominican Republican, bringing the number of Americans who have died due to illness at resorts in the Caribbean country to seven this year.

Will Cox told NBC News his mother, Leyla Cox, 53, died Tuesday while staying at the Excellence resort in Punta Cana. Leyla Cox, who often traveled alone, was found dead in her hotel room the day after her birthday.

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