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DeSantis: Another Florida resident has tested positive for coronavirus

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 12:51:08-05

FLORIDA (WTXL) — Another Florida resident has tested positive for coronavirus but that person is currently in isolation in Washington state, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis provided an update about the coronavirus in Florida and how health officials are working overtime to prevent the spread of the sickness. The governor met with officials at the Florida Department of Health in Orange County.

"We got a call from the Department of Health in Washington state, letting us know that it was a Florida resident," the governor said during a news conference at the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. "We believe it was somebody that had been traveling in Asia recently, probably in China."

Gov. DeSantis said the new Florida patient is currently in self-isolation in Washington state.

"They will be released from that once they test negative," the governor said, adding that it's unclear at this point where in Florida the new patient is from.

For questions related to coronavirus, contact the Florida Department of Health's COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.