The Florida Department of Health announced two Floridians tested positive. 1 individual is currently in Hillsborough County. FDH suggested the tests are delivered to the CDC for confirmation.
Florida has 2 presumptive positive #COVID19 cases: one adult resident of Hillsborough County and one adult resident of Manatee County. Both individuals are isolated and being appropriately cared for.
— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) March 2, 2023
Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Sunday night announcing a Public Health Emergency in Florida, advising the Surgeon General, Dr. Scott Rivkees, to take the necessary Actions to address the disease.
In accordance with FDH, the individual in Manatee County had a travel history to Italy. The patient had no traveling history to nations.