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A man who traveled to Florida to attend Bike Week in Daytona Beach has tested positive for the coronavirus before he made it to town, officials said. Officials said the 63-year-old man is currently in St. Johns County and is in isolation. Officials in Daytona Beach said the man never made it to Daytona Beach and was never in Volusia County. The man traveled from New York to attend Bike Week, which runs from March 6 through March 15. The Florida Department of Health also announced two other cases that tested presumptive positive.A 56-year-old man from Miami-Dade County is isolated and will remain so until cleared by health officials.A 70-year-old man in Broward County also tested positive. Officials said the man attended an emergency medical services conference in Tampa.The man is also in isolation until cleared by public health officials.The Florida Department of Health recommends anyone experiencing symptoms who attended either Bike Week or the emergency medical services conference to contact their county health department or health care provider. They are also asked to self-isolate for 14 days.In all, 23 Florida residents have been diagnosed in Florida with the respiratory disease known as COVID-19, a Department of Health news release said. Two have died.Out of the 23 residents who tested positive, two have been in Volusia County.The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. But there are precautions that people can take, including washing hands with soap and water.COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when people cough or sneeze. Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —

A man who traveled to Florida to attend Bike Week in Daytona Beach has tested positive for the coronavirus before he made it to town, officials said.

Officials said the 63-year-old man is currently in St. Johns County and is in isolation. Officials in Daytona Beach said the man never made it to Daytona Beach and was never in Volusia County.

The man traveled from New York to attend Bike Week, which runs from March 6 through March 15.

.#BREAKING from @CityDaytona: It’s been widely reported that a 63-year-old New Yorker has tested positive for COVID-19 while visiting Bike Week. We have received confirmation from the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County; this individual never arrived in Daytona Beach.

— claire metz (@clairemetzwesh) March 12, 2020

The Florida Department of Health also announced two other cases that tested presumptive positive.

A 56-year-old man from Miami-Dade County is isolated and will remain so until cleared by health officials.

A 70-year-old man in Broward County also tested positive. Officials said the man attended an emergency medical services conference in Tampa.The man is also in isolation until cleared by public health officials.

The Florida Department of Health recommends anyone experiencing symptoms who attended either Bike Week or the emergency medical services conference to contact their county health department or health care provider. They are also asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

In all, 23 Florida residents have been diagnosed in Florida with the respiratory disease known as COVID-19, a Department of Health news release said. Two have died.

Out of the 23 residents who tested positive, two have been in Volusia County.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. But there are precautions that people can take, including washing hands with soap and water.

COVID-19 can spread from person to person through s

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