The number of positive coronavirus cases jumped to two Monday morning. Like the first case, the second is travel-related, according to health officials.
Per the Florida Health Department, the second positive coronavirus case is a 54-year old woman from Key West. All indications of this infection indicate that it was acquired from her travel from France. This individual is isolated at her home and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by the Department. She is expected to make a full recovery.
Last Thursday the county announced its first case as a 72-year old female resident from Key Largo who recently traveled to the United Kingdom. This individual is isolated at her home and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by the Department. She is expected to make a full recovery.
Health officials are expected to make an announcement on a third presumptive case later today as they await official results back.
To date, there are a total of 1,171 positive cases in the state of Florida.
Anyone who has had close contact with someone showing symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, who has recently traveled to an area with widespread COVID-10 transmission or been in contact with a person with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, should call ahead to a healthcare professional. The health care provider will work with the Department to determine if the person should be tested for COVID-19. Please visit www.flhealth.gov/covid-19 for Florida data and more information.