Coronavirus, also known as the 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 virus, has become a serious global public health problem with over 200,000 confirmed cases as of March 17, 2020. In Florida, 365 residents are currently being monitored as of March 14, 2020. The number of Florida residents whose tests came back positive have already reached 70.
Understandably, fear is gripping the world as countries struggle to contain the spread of the virus, which impacts travel, businesses, and economies. Preventive and mitigation measures are already being implemented in Florida to stop the spread of the virus. On March 1, 2020, the State Health Officer declared a public health emergency.
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