TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida Department of Health announced eight new positive results for COVID-19.
.@HealthyFla has announced eight new positive Florida #COVID19 cases. All individuals are being appropriately cared for and isolated. Visit https://t.co/e1S8bGoqIk for more information and #COVID19 updates— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) March 11, 2020
All individuals are being appropriately cared for and isolated.
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.
For information about COVID-19, visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/