Florida authorities identify two possible cases of people infected with the coronavirus

Florida Authorities Identify Two Possible Cases Of People Infected With The Coronavirus

The Florida Department of Health indicated by written communication that two patients, one in Manatee and one in Hillsborough, may have yielded positive results to the COVID-19 coronavirus test, which would represent the first two infections in the state, he said. the direc tor of the Miami office of The New York Times, Patricia Mazzei.

COVID-19 has arrived in Florida: two presumptive positive cases, in Manatee and Hillsborough counties, per @GovRonDeSantis, who has declared a public health emergency.

– Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) March 2, 2020


Mazzei indicated, through a series of tweets, that Governor Ron DeSantis ordered Florida’s surgeon, Dr. Scott Rivkees, to declare a state of public health emergency in the face of preliminary positive patient outcomes.

The Florida Department of Health said in a statement that the Manatee County patient is an adult without a travel history to the countries restricted by the C.D.C. The Hillsborough County patient had traveled to Italy. Both patients are in isolation.

– Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) March 2, 2020

Florida Department of Health staff explained that the patient in Manatee County is an adult who has not recently traveled to other cities in countries under travel restrictions imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Meanwhile, the patient in Hillsborough County did travel to Italy; both are isolated from other people.

.@GovRonDeSantis has scheduled two press conferences with the Florida surgeon general for Monday, one in Tampa and one in Miami, following the news that the state has identified two cases of COVID-19.

– Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) March 2, 2020

Meanwhile, DeSantis scheduled two press conferences tomorrow, Monday, in Tampa and Miami, with the Florida surgeon general.



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