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New Coronavirus Cases Reported In Florida

The third case from Broward was reported Sunday and the fourth was reported early Tuesday morning. Don't miss updates about precautions in Florida as they are announced. Sign up for Patch news alerts and newsletters.



"A 69-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19," health officials said early Tuesday. "The individual is isolated and will remain isolated until cleared by public health officials." See Florida Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Coronavirus

Health officials confirmed that three of the Broward County cases Miami Florida News were linked to Metro Cruise Services, which provides cruise terminal management, stevedoring, ship's agency, terminal security services, shore excursions and ground guest services at ports across the United States, including Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades.

"The Florida Department of Health recommends all individuals experiencing symptoms who have recently travelled through Port Everglades to immediately contact their county health department or health care provider and self-isolate for 14 days," Florida health officials cautioned early Tuesday in response to the Broward cases.

Health officials recommended that employees of Metro Cruise Services at Port Everglades with any association to the three people who tested positive self-isolate at home.

A total of 19 Florida residents and one person from California are among Florida's confirmed cases posted on the state Department of Health COVID-19 website. See the county-by-county breakdown at the bottom of this article.

Broward County is located along the east coast of Florida and Press Release Distribution Services In Miami Florida includes the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Coral Springs, Davie and Deerfield Beach among the county's largest cities.

Four of Florida's cases do not involve people with a known history of international travel, according to information released Monday by the Florida Department of Health.

Of the 14 Florida residents diagnosed with new coronavirus in the state, eight were women and six were men. The youngest was the 29-year-old Hillsborough County woman who recently traveled to Italy with her sister from California.

The oldest is an 81-year-old Manatee County woman who also traveled outside the country. The remaining Florida patients ranged in age from 54 to 77.
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