21 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Florida

Published: Mar. 9, 2020 at 9:04 PM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

March 11, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (WCTV) - The Florida Department of Health announced a new positive case of coronavirus Wednesday morning. This is now the 21st positive case in the state.

According to FDOH, there is now a reported case of COVID-19 in Alachua County, Florida.

Monday night, the FDOH announced a case involving a 60-year-old woman from Volusia County, which is located northeast of Orlando. This person is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.

Officials say the 60 year old has recently traveled outside of the United States.

As of Wednesday morning, FDOH says 222 test results came back negative, and 155 other tests are still pending results. Additionally, 319 people are currently under public health monitoring. To date, FDOH has monitored 1,161 people for the coronavirus.

Five Floridians who tested positive for COVID-19 are outside of the state and are being isolated at a federally designated site until they're healthy. Two non-Florida residents tested positive in the state.

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