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3 coronavirus cases in Broward County linked to company that operates at Port Everglades: DOH

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Posted at 7:02 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 07:02:54-04

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health announced the fourth positive case of COVID-19 in Broward County in an early morning press release Tuesday. It said three of the cases are linked to a company that operates out of Port Everglades.

In a 1 a.m. press release, the department of health said the three cases are connected to or employed by Metro Cruise Services, a company that operates at the port.

DOH said in the release, a 69-year-old woman tested positive and will remain in isolation until cleared. They did not release information on if the woman traveled internationally, and, as of 6:07 a.m., the case is not reflected on the department's COVID-19 website.

The department advised all individuals experiencing symptoms who have recently traveled through Port Everglades to immediately contact their County Health Department or health care provider and self-isolate for 14 days.

DOH also recommends employees of Metro Cruise Services at Port Everglades with any association to these cases self-isolate at home.

"The Department is working to connect with all employees at Metro Cruise Services who may have come into contact with the three individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 to provide the employees with the appropriate guidance and monitoring," the release said. "The department is working in close consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on this investigation."

DOH said the cases were linked to Metro Cruise Services after an extensive epidemiological investigation.