Fourth Covid19 Case in Broward Confirmed; Florida Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Ron DeSantis declares a State of Emergency in response to Coronavirus

The Florida Department of Health has announced a new positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Broward County this morning. A 69-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is isolated and will remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.

Florida Residents Diagnosed in Florida
County Age Sex Known History of International Travel
1 Manatee 63 Male No
2 Hillsborough 29 Female Yes
3 Santa Rosa 71 Male Yes
4 Broward 75 Male No
5 Broward 65 Male No
6 Lee 77 Female Yes
7 Lee 77 Male Yes
8 Charlotte 54 Female Yes
9 Okaloosa 61 Female Yes
10 Volusia 66 Female Yes
11 Manatee 81 Female Yes
12 Broward 67 Male No
13 Volusia 60 Female Yes
14 Broward 69 Female No

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52, declaring a State of Emergency in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Florida. Declaring a State of Emergency establishes a unified command structure and designates the Director of the Division of Emergency Management as the State Coordinating Officer and the State Surgeon General as the Deputy State Coordinating Officer and State Incident Commander.

Additionally, the Executive Order allows the Governor to direct funds as necessary for critical supplies, equipment and personnel needs. The order allows out-of-state medical professionals to practice in Florida for the duration of the order and permits pharmacists to prescribe up to a 30-day emergency refill of prescription drugs as needed.

Florida Department of Health (DOH) #COVID19 Call Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1 (866) 779-6121 or email your questions to [email protected]


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