First presumptively positive coronavirus case confirmed in Charlotte County
A Charlotte County resident is the newest presumptivley positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Southwest Florida Saturday, according to Florida Department of Health. This is the first confirmed presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Charlotte County.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the Charlotte County patient is a woman in her fifties who recently returned from a trip to the Middle East in areas near Egypt or Israel.
Florida Department of Health confirmed the presumptively positive patient is a resident of Charlotte County on its twitter account. The health department says the individual is isolated and is being appropriately cared for.
.@HealthyFla has announced a new presumptive positive Florida #COVID19 case in Charlotte County: the individual is isolated and being appropriately cared for. For the total case count and more important information, visit https://t.co/e1S8bGG26U @CDCgov
— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) March 7, 2020
Visit the health department website for the latest data on coronavirus in Florida.
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