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A third coronavirus-related death was reported as the number of confirmed cases in Florida increased by 25 overnight.

An Orange County resident who had tested positive for COVID-19 during the trip and died in California, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The number of cases involving Florida residents has increased by 25, increasing the number of cases to 70.

Many of the most recent cases have involved residents of Palm Beach and Broward counties, including the youngest reported so far in Florida.

Four cases in Broward County involved a man-woman, both 19 years old and two women 20 and 22 years old.

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DOH also advises all people who have traveled internationally to follow the new guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, summarized below:

  • Level 3: Recommends 14-day self-isolation and social removal on return to the United States. Social estrangement includes avoiding going out in public and close personal interactions. If you become symptomatic, isolate yourself immediately and contact the county health department or health care provider.
  • Level 2 and Cruises: Travelers should monitor their health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after their return to the United States. If you become symptomatic, isolate yourself immediately and contact the county health department or health care provider.

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Here is the latest information available from the FDOH:

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Florida lawmakers are working overtime to finish the state spending plan

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Florida lawmakers reached a pivotal point in the 2020 legislature on Friday evening, ending work on everything except a state budget of around $ 92 billion, which will bring them back to the Capitol next week.

The irregular conclusion of the two-month session also comes when the impact of the coronavirus on a staggering economy has left many lawmakers expecting to be called back in the coming weeks to cut spending on the 2020-21 budget.

Lawmakers extended the session until next Friday.

Publix stores will close soon

22:05 Friday

The Florida-based grocery giant released the following statement on Friday:

“To better serve our customers, give our teams time to conduct additional preventive sanitation and replenish the product on our shelves, starting on Saturday 14 March we will adjust the hours of the store and pharmacy throughout the company to close at 20:00 until further notice. “

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Governor DeSantis announces additional test kits, courts suspend jury trials

5:47 pm Friday

Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday continued to intensify Florida’s efforts to deal with the invasion of the state by the new coronavirus.

Speaking inside a Florida Department of Health warehouse next to a display of coronavirus test kit boxes, the governor said Florida now has the ability to test up to 250,000 people.

Florida currently has 1,000 kits in the state. Each kit can test up to 250 individuals and an additional 1,500 kits are expected next week.

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The Florida Department of Education orders schools to close for two weeks

16:39 Friday

Following the directions from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus, the Florida Department of Education has asked all Florida schools to close for two weeks for the spring break March 16-27.

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That’s why Florida won’t say how many COVID-19 tests take place in a county

23:58 Thursday

As the new coronavirus spreads across the country, states’ response has been subjected to constant scrutiny. Florida health authorities have been particularly careful with the information they have chosen to release.

While Florida health officials are identifying counties in which positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified, including age, gender of people and whether a person engaged in overseas travel, the state has so far refused to provide data. located at county level on how many have been tested and monitored for the virus.

“The DOH is committed to protecting the identity of people tested or affected by COVID-19, while ensuring the availability of the information necessary for public health,” they said. Therefore, the DOH said it was not “able” to divide the data by community.

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More germinated public places, objects to be avoided to reduce the possibility of collecting COVID-19

There are 10 places that WebMD recommends avoiding:

  • Swimming pools
  • gyms
  • Restaurants and their menus
  • Public fountains
  • Shopping carts
  • Towels and soap dispensers
  • Hotel rooms and elevator buttons
  • Playgrounds
  • Touch screens
  • ATM

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