Monday’s coronavirus pandemic updates; Florida cases continue to climb

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Coronavirus updates

As of Monday afternoon, there are 160 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. This number includes 18 cases of non-Florida residents diagnosed in the state.

More than 3,700 people have tested positive for the new COVID-19 disease in the U.S. and at least 71 have died. Globally, the death toll was just over 6,500 on Monday, with the weekend seeing an alarming spike in fatalities in three European nations grappling with aggressive outbreaks. While more than 169,000 people have caught the virus around the world, almost half have already recovered, and the vast majority of cases remain mild.

Governor Ron DeSantis said in a press conference, the Florida National Guard is being used for drive-through coronavirus testing, He added that the State has requested from the federal government things like ventilators, ordered directly from manufacturers.

According to the Florida Department of Health:
*Last update 7 p.m.

  • Travel related: 45
  • Contact with confirmed case: 32
  • Travel & contact with confirmed case: 51
  • Under investigation: 32

The latest numbers from the state health department includes an Orange County patient-resident who died Monday after testing positive for COVID-19. The patient was a 68-year-old woman. Her test was performed in California following travel to Asia.

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