Thu. Apr 2nd, 2020

The Florida Department of Health has announced another presumptive positive coronavirus case in Volusia County.Authorities said the 60-year-old woman has a recent travel history and is currently isolated.This is the second case to test positive for COVID-19 in Volusia County. The first to test positive was a 66-year-old woman that state officials announced over the weekend.That woman had also recently traveled outside the United States and is also isolated. Officials have not said where the women traveled too.“They’re allowing us to share the gender, the age and the county, of residence, that’s the only information, it does protect the confidentiality of cases,” Volusia County’s Florida Department of Health administrator said.Two people have died in Florida out of 18 Florida residents that state health officials say have tested positive for the new strain of the coronavirus that is now quickly spreading across the United States and other parts of the world.Of the 18 Floridians testing positive, 13 were diagnosed in Florida and five were diagnosed in another state, according to the Health Department. In addition, a California resident, now under self-isolation in Florida, has tested positive.Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis said Monday that poll workers have been voicing concerns about the virus ahead of next week’s presidential primary.“We’re getting calls from poll workers, and I don’t want them to panic and walk out and not come to work,” Lewis said.The upcoming primary election will put a good number of people face to face with strangers. The pledge from the county is to wipe the voting equipment down repeatedly and workers will have hand sanitizer and sinks to wash their hands in as needed.The superintendent of schools promised extra disinfection at all schools and offered advice for parents seeking medical attention for their kids. “Rather than just show up at a doctor’s office, parents should call and make sure that some of that testing can be done at home and in isolation, rather than expose other medical professionals,” Dr. Scott Fritz said.

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —

The Florida Department of Health has announced another presumptive positive coronavirus case in Volusia County.

Authorities said the 60-year-old woman has a recent travel history and is currently isolated.

This is the second case to test positive for COVID-19 in Volusia County. The first to test positive was a 66-year-old woman that state officials announced over the weekend.

That woman had also recently traveled outside the United States and is also isolated.

Officials have not said where the women traveled too.

“They’re allowing us to share the gender, the age and the county, of residence, that’s the only information, it does protect the confidentiality of cases,” Volusia County’s Florida Department of Health administrator said.

Two people have died in Florida out of 18 Florida residents that state health officials say have tested positive for the new strain of the coronavirus that is now quickly spreading across the United States and other parts of the world.

Of the 18 Floridians testing positive, 13 were diagnosed in Florida and five were diagnosed in another state, according to the Health Department. In addition, a California resident, now under self-isolation in Florida, has tested positive.

Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis said Monday that poll workers have been voicing concerns about the virus ahead of next week’s presidential primary.

“We’re getting calls from poll workers, and I don’t want them to panic and walk out and not come to work,” Lewis said.

The upcoming primary election will put a good number of people face to face with strangers. The pledge from the county is to wipe the voting equipment down repeatedly and workers will have hand sanitizer and sinks to wash their hands in as needed.

The superintendent of schools promised extra disinfection at all schools and offered advice for parents seekin

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