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Florida has 8 new positive COVID-19 results

Posted at 11:23 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 06:34:35-04

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

All individuals are being appropriately cared for and isolated.
Florida Department of Health

At the time of publication, 21 Florida residents have tested positive.

Number of negative test results: 222

Number of pending test results: 155

Number of people currently being monitored: 319

The overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low, although elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may have increased risk.

Everyone should follow basic prevention measures:

▪ Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds.
▪ If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
▪ Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
▪ Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
▪ Stay home when you are sick.
▪ Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
▪ Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and you develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within fourteen days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms.

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