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3 new positive COVID-19 cases in Florida

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 22:31:45-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida Department of Health announced three new positive diagnoses for COVID-19.

This includes a positive COVID-19 case that may have been associated with Daytona Bike Week 2020, which is currently underway and scheduled from March 6-15, 2020, in Daytona, Florida.

Another identified case may have been associated with an EMS Conference held from March 4-6, 2020, in Tampa, Florida.

All individuals are being appropriately cared for and isolated.

The DOH said it will issue regular updates as information becomes available.

New Positive Cases

  • A 63-year old male New York resident who is currently in St. Johns County has tested positive.

He is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel-related case where this individual traveled from New York to attend Daytona Bike Week in Daytona, Florida. The New York Department of Health is leading the epidemiological investigation for this individual.

  • A 56-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive.

He is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel-related case.

  • A 70-year old male in Broward County tested as positive.

He is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This individual attended an Emergency Medical Services Conference in Tampa, Florida. The epidemiological investigation is underway. He is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.

The Department recommends all individuals experiencing symptoms who attended either of these events immediately contact their County Health Department or health care provider and self-isolate for 14 Days.

The total cases of coronavirus in Florida now total 31.

There have been 301 negative test results and 147 test results are pending.

Fore more information on COVID-19 visit the Florida Department of Health or Georgia Department of Public Health.

This is a developing story.