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  • Florida: Covid-19 cases - 643,867 cases, 11,963 deaths

    Source: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/n...d-in-tampa-bay

    Two presumptive cases of Coronavirus reported in Tampa Bay
    Posted: 9:40 PM, Mar 01, 2020
    Updated: 10:25 PM, Mar 01, 2020
    By: McKenna King , Isabel Rosales , Associated Press


    TALLAHASSEE— Two cases of Coronavirus have been reported in Florida and both patients are in Tampa Bay.

    Late Sunday, The Florida Department of Health announced two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Florida.

    One patient is an adult in Manatee County. According to the Department of Health, the patient does not have a travel history to countries identified for restricted travel by the CDC. The patient is being treated at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota.

    The second patient is an adult in Hillsborough County with a history of travel to Italy. This person is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.

    The positive tests still needs to be confirmed by the CDC...
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 7, 2020, 08:20 AM.

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    COVID-19



    Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.

    The CDC clinical criteria for COVID-19 PUIs have been developed based on available information about this novel virus, as well as what is known about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). These criteria are subject to change as additional information becomes available.

    February 27, 2020 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the criteria to guide evaluation of Persons Under Investigation (PUI) to include additional affected geographic areas with widespread or sustained community transmission:

    Last updated February 26, 2020
    • China
    • Iran
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • South Korea



    February 28, 2020 the World Health Organization officials upgraded its global risk assessment of the novel coronavirus' potential for spread and impact from "high" to "very high."
    2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida Test Results
    Confirmed Presumptive Positive* Total Confirmed & Presumptive Positive
    Total Cases 0 2 2
    As of 3/1/2020

    Number of Pending Testing Results
    8
    Number of Negative Testing Results
    15


    *A presumptive positive case has tested positive by a public health laboratory and is pending confirmatory testing at CDC

    The number of people under public health monitoring includes those at risk of having been exposed to novel coronavirus who are monitoring their health under the supervision of public health officials. This number includes close contacts of laboratory confirmed cases, as well as people who have returned from China in the past 14 days.
    Number of People Under Public Health Monitoring
    184


    The Florida Department of Health (Department) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the current outbreak of COVID-19 and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated to local partners. Though no cases have been reported in Florida to date, the Department is coordinating with our local partners to investigate, confirm, contain and report any suspected cases, should they occurr.

    For information from the CDC and the World Health Organization on COVID-19, please visit:...
    http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...-19/index.html
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    • #3
      Department of Health Announces Two Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases in Florida

      March 01, 2020


      Contact:
      Communications Office
      NewsMedia@flhealth.gov
      (850) 245-4111

      Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health (Department) has announced there are two presumptive positive cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida. Both individuals remain in isolation at this time. Despite these cases in Florida, the overall immediate threat to the public remains low.

      Governor Ron DeSantis said, “I have been working with federal partners and our Department of Health to ensure that communities are ready to handle the challenges presented by COVID-19. The dedicated professionals at our county health departments, as well as those working at local medical providers, are well equipped to address these and future cases. State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees has taken appropriate, decisive action to help affect the best possible outcomes, and I will continue directing our state agencies to do whatever is necessary to prioritize the health and well-being of Florida residents.”

      Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nu?ez said, “Florida is a national leader in public health, and that quickly became evident as soon as we received information regarding presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in our state. Public health teams from our Department of Health have already begun engaging with the impacted individuals and are quickly working towards identifying and contacting everyone who may be potentially affected by this virus. Thanks to the extensive preparations and tireless work the Department’s staff has been undertaking since information regarding COVID-19 became available in early January, our county health departments, medical providers and all other partners in public health are well prepared to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

      State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees said, “This is the scenario that we prepare for every day in public health. The Department is moving forward with the appropriate plans, and we are working directly with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local medical providers to ensure these individuals receive the proper treatment and that anyone who has come into contact with them is following the necessary protocols, limiting or stopping any further spread. Thanks to Florida’s integrated public health system, we have been able to proactively engage and plan with our public health partners at every level, enabling us to take these important steps in a very expeditious manner. Our epidemiological teams are among the best in the nation, and they are right now aggressively pursuing every potential lead during these critical early moments of this outbreak in Florida.”

      The first patient is an adult Manatee county resident without travel history to countries identified for restricted travel by the CDC. This person did seek health care, is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. The Florida Department of Health is working closely with the patient, their close contacts and health care providers to isolate and monitor persons who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and implement testing of anyone who may develop COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

      The second patient is an adult resident of Hillsborough county with a history of travel to Italy. This person is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.

      COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets may land on objects and surfaces. Other people may contract COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

      Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure. Most people recover from the COVID-19 without needing special treatment. The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

      There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. As a reminder, the Department always recommends everyday preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
      • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
      • Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health;
      • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
      • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
      • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
      • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty; and
      • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

      The CDC does not recommend that asymptomatic, healthy people wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

      A person that experiences a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after travel from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan and any other destination under CDC travel advisory should call ahead to their health care provider and local county health department (CHD) and mention their recent travel or close contact.

      If a person has had close contact with someone showing these symptoms who has recently traveled from this area or been in contact with a person with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, they should call ahead to a health care professional and the county health department. The health care professional will work with the Department to determine if the person should be tested for COVID-19.

      Please visit the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19. This remains the best and most up-to-date resource for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.

      For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-(866) 779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov. The Call Center is available Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

      In addition, please visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/all-county-locations.html to locate and obtain contact information for your local CHD.

      The CDC also has a website with information related to COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

      http://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroo...-cases.pr.html

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      • #4
        Governor provides details on state's first two coronavirus cases, both in Bay Area

        Published 2 hours ago
        Updated 17 mins ago
        TAMPA, Fla. - The CDC has confirmed that two people in the Tampa Bay area have tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19, though officials say it is not known how one of the patients contracted the disease.

        On Monday morning, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference with t..https://www.fox13news.com/news/gover...th-in-bay-area
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        • #5
          Source: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/...virus/2199360/

          CDC Confirms Florida’s First 2 Cases of Coronavirus
          At a news conference Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state was monitoring 184 people for COVID-19
          Published 2 hours ago • Updated 10 mins ago

          What to Know

          Two people in Florida are the first to test positive for coronavirus
          Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state was monitoring 184 people for COVID-19
          DeSantis declared a statewide public health emergency on Sunday

          Dozens of people in Florida were being monitored for potential coronavirus Monday after two people became the first in the state to test positive for the virus.

          Officials with the Florida Department of Health said Monday that the CDC had confirmed the two cases of COVID-19 in the state...

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          • #6
            Gov. DeSantis, State Health Leaders, News Conference On Coronavirus In Florida on March 2, 2020



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              • #8
                Source: https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/3rd...568444061.html

                3rd positive presumptive COVID-19 coronavirus case in Florida, DeSantis says
                Posted: Tue 12:44 PM, Mar 03, 2020
                By: WCTV Eyewitness News

                TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A third presumptive positive case of COVID-19 coronavirus has been found in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday.

                The woman who tested presumptive positive is the sister of the Hillsborough County woman who tested positive Sunday after a trip to Italy. She was on that trip as well...

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                • #9
                  A 3rd case testing positive in Florida.
                  2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida Test Results
                  Confirmed Presumptive Positive*
                  Other Jurisdiction 0 1
                  Florida Cases 2 0
                  Number of Pending Testing Results
                  16
                  Number of Negative Testing Results
                  24

                  *A presumptive positive case has tested positive by a public health laboratory and is pending confirmatory testing at CDC


                  http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...-19/index.html

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                  • #10
                    Convention participants are withdrawing from conventions in Orlando. Florida's financial officer is trying to hold it all together.


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                    “The state of Florida’s economy is incredibly dependent on tourism,” said Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.

                    He spoke with News 6 and clickorlando.com exclusively on Wednesday night.

                    “I think it’s important that we constantly reassure John Q Public and the citizens within the sound of my voice and all those monitoring what’s happening in Florida that we are prepared. We know what we’re doing,” he said.


                    https://www.clickorlando.com/news/lo...navirus-fears/

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.fox13news.com/news/4th-f...-desantis-says

                      4th Florida resident confirmed to have coronavirus, self-quarantined in Washington, Governor DeSantis says
                      Published 33 mins ago
                      Updated 16 mins ago
                      FOX 35 Orlando

                      ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A fourth Florida resident is said to have coronavirus but is currently self-quarantined in Washington state and has not stepped foot in Florida since testing positive, Governor Ron DeSantis said.

                      During a news conference in Orange County on Wednesday, Governor DeSantis confirmed that fourth Florida resident is confirmed to have coronavirus. However, this person was caught in Washington state with the virus and is still being self-quarantined there after a trip to Asia.

                      He said that although the person has not arrived in Florida since returning from Asia, the CDC still counts this for Florida since the person is from the state. The person will reportedly be allowed to return to Florida after testing negative for COVID-19...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sharon sanders View Post
                        Convention participants are withdrawing from conventions in Orlando. Florida's financial officer is trying to hold it all together.


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                        “The state of Florida’s economy is incredibly dependent on tourism,” said Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.

                        He spoke with News 6 and clickorlando.com exclusively on Wednesday night.

                        “I think it’s important that we constantly reassure John Q Public and the citizens within the sound of my voice and all those monitoring what’s happening in Florida that we are prepared. We know what we’re doing,” he said.


                        https://www.clickorlando.com/news/lo...navirus-fears/
                        It is a health conference that major software companies are pulling out of.


                        Amazon's cloud computing business has joined Change Healthcare, Intel, AT&T and other technology giants in quietly canceling its participation in the HIMSS health tech conference, slated to begin in Orlando, Fla., on March 9.

                        As of March 3, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, Intel and Cisco have all backed out of the conference, CNBC reports, citing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Additionally, AT&T, Siemens and HL7 have also opted not to attend HIMSS, according to the March 4 edition of Politico's Morning eHealth newsletter.


                        https://www.beckershospitalreview.co...-concerns.html

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                        Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 80,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations.



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                        A Florida Department of Health official also spoke during the news conference and confirmed that there are no pending tests in Orange County and all tests so far have been negative.

                        https://www.fox13news.com/news/4th-f...-desantis-says

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                        • #13
                          Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...ions/COVID-19/
                          2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida Test Results
                          Confirmed Presumptive Positive*
                          Florida Cases 2 0
                          Florida Cases Repatriated and Isolated Out of State Until Healthy 5 0
                          Other State’s Cases Diagnosed in Florida 0 1
                          As of 06:43 p.m. ET 3/04/2020

                          Number of Pending Testing Results
                          16
                          Number of Negative Testing Results
                          24


                          *A presumptive positive case has tested positive by a public health laboratory and is pending confirmatory testing at CDC

                          The number of people under public health monitoring includes those at risk of having been exposed to novel coronavirus who are monitoring their health under the supervision of public health officials. This number includes close contacts of laboratory confirmed cases, as well as people who have returned from China in the past 14 days.
                          Number of People Under Public Health Monitoring
                          247

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                          • #14
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                            HomeDiseases and ConditionsCOVID-19 COVID-19

                            Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

                            as of 11:19 a.m. ET 3/5/2020

                            Positive Cases of COVID-19

                            2 – Florida Residents
                            1 – Florida Resident Presumptive Positive
                            5 – Florida Cases Repatriated
                            1 – Non-Florida resident

                            Number of Negative Test Results

                            31

                            Number of Pending Testing Results

                            69

                            Number of People Under Public Health Monitoring

                            248 – currently being monitored
                            948 – people monitored to date


                            http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...-19/index.html

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                            • #15
                              Man over the age of 70 in Santa Rosa County also tests positive for COVID-19

                              GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla.Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that five Florida residents who recently traveled to China have tested positive for COVID-19.

                              The governor said all patients are being quarantined, but he did not disclose their locations.


                              He said the public health risk to Florida remains low.

                              “Now, they’re not going to be released from quarantine until they test negative so we don’t anticipate that having any impact on the people actually living in Florida,” DeSantis.

                              The governor said a Santa Rosa County man who is over the age of 70 has also tested positive for coronavirus in a state lab.

                              more..


                              https://www.local10.com/news/local/2...-announcement/

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                              So we have 9 cases:

                              2 in Hillsborough county

                              1 in Santa Rosa County

                              5 location unknown who have tested positive, travel related and in quarantine

                              1 non-Florida resident (who is this?)

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