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Coronavirus Has Not Been Found in Florida

from The News Service of Florida Staff

As of Jan. 27, the coronavirus had not been found in any people who have traveled to Florida recently from the area of China where an outbreak of the respiratory illness began, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday. All the tests were conducted through the Florida Department of Health and sent to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

As of Monday, the CDC website said five cases of the illness had been found in the United States, 32 people had tested negative and 73 results were pending. The states with confirmed cases were California, Illinois, Washington and Arizona. The CDC noted on its website it is closely monitoring the outbreak, first identified in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, China. People traveling to the U.S. on direct and connecting flights from Wuhan are now being diverted to five locations for screening: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. more

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