2 adults test 'presumptively positive' for coronavirus in Florida, public health emergency declared

David Caplan
March 01, 2020 - 10:17 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a public health emergency Sunday after two adults "tested presumptively positive" for coronavirus.

One of the individuals lives in Hillsborough County -- which includes Tampa -- while the other is a resident of Manatee County, located south of Hillsborough County and includes Bradenton. 

"Florida has 2 presumptive positive #COVID19 cases: one adult resident of Hillsborough County and one adult resident of Manatee County. Both individuals are isolated and being appropriately cared for," the state health department tweeted. 

"Florida’s public health system is well prepared to handle #COVID19," the department continued. "Our health care professionals throughout the state are implementing the appropriate protocols and are ready to respond.

DeSantis will in Tampa and Miami on Monday with Surgeon General Rivkees and other officials "to discuss our continued statewide response on #COVID19," he tweeted.