Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a public well being emergency as officers labored to verify what it described as two “presumptive positive” instances of the coronavirus in the state.

In a tweet Sunday night, the state’s Department of Health stated two adults – one in Manatee County, the opposite in Hillsborough – had been being remoted and cared for.

The affected person from Hillsborough county has a historical past of touring to Italy, whereas the affected person out of Manatee county didn’t journey to any of the restricted journey areas recognized by the CDC, well being officers stated.

Florida well being officers stated it’s too early to declare that the 2 instances are “confirmed” to have COVID-19. “We’re not at that point yet,” stated the well being division’s spokesman, Alberto Moscoso. Health officers stated a “presumptive constructive” case means someone has tested positive by a public health lab and is pending “confirmatory testing” on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Officials didn’t determine the people, specifics of their medical situations or any routes of attainable publicity.

FDOH says it’s working to contact, isolate and monitor individuals who may have come into contact with each sufferers. State officers have deliberate a Monday morning press convention to supply the most recent particulars.

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