Public health emergency declared in Florida after first two presumptive positive Coronavirus cases

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a public health emergency after confirming the state’s first two “presumptive positive” cases of the coronavirus.

Those cases involve residents of Manatee and Hillsborough counties in the Tampa Bay area.

Late Sunday night, DeSantis issued an executive order directing state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees to declare a public health emergency as Florida tries to control the spread of the contagious disease, known as COVID-19.

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