The Florida Department of Health has announced three new presumptive positive cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida.
The positive cases are for a 66-year-old woman in Volusia County, a 61-year-old woman from Okaloosa County and an individual from Manatee County.
The two women have a recent history of travel outside of the U.S. and all three will be isolated, officials said.
U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) released the following statement after the Florida Department of Health announced the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in Volusia County, part of Florida’s Sixth Congressional District:
“The Florida Department of Health has announced a presumptive positive case of coronavirus in Volusia County. While the overall risk to the public remains low and it is unlikely most of the population would suffer serious complications from this virus, it’s critical to continue to take appropriate precautions to minimize exposure and spread. I will continue to coordinate with our federal, state and local officials to make sure our community has all the resources necessary to treat, prepare and prevent this virus.”