BREVARD COVID-19 UPDATE: Space Coast Now Has Seven Reported Cases of Coronavirus, Currently 1,007 Positive Cases in Florida
By Space Coast Daily // March 22, 2020
two reported cases on Sunday in Brevard include a male and female, with one being travel-related
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As of Sunday evening, Brevard County has reported two new cases of COVID-19 since Sunday morning, bringing the total of reported coronavirus victims to seven, according to the Florida Department of Health.
According to the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County, the two reported cases on Sunday include a male and female, with one being travel-related.
Other previous reported COVID-19 cases in Brevard County include a 32-year-old man employed by Northrop Grumman and is travel-related in connection with Pennsylvania and Utah; a 76-year-old woman who traveled to New York; a 49-year-old man that is non-travel-related; a 64-year-old Suntree woman who traveled to Washington D.C., New York and Pennsylvania; and a 74-year-old man that was determined to be non-travel-related.
The Florida Department of Health reported 177 new coronavirus cases in the state on Sunday and said that the total cases in Florida now stand at 1,007.
“If you follow the basic rules that the CDC has recommended, such as maintaining good hygiene, washing your hands, and maintaining proper social distance from people, you are going to be okay if you follow those guidelines,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during a COVID-19 press event.
Central Florida COVID-19 reported cases include Brevard County, 7; Indian River County, 8; Lake County, 6; Orange County: 33; Osceola County, 24; Polk County, 11; Seminole County: 19; and Volusia County, 14.
Florida recently partnered with private laboratories around the state to expand COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity.
This partnership will increase the number of tests conducted each day and ensure Floridians receive the critical health information they need in a timely manner.
Expansion to private laboratories changes the COVID-19 testing landscape in Florida.
Private laboratories are running tests as they receive swab samples from practitioners. Testing and reporting times vary among commercial and DOH laboratories.
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