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What’s Happening with the Coronavirus in Florida?

The latest facts on cases, deaths and testing

A national emergency has been declared by the White House, thousands of people worldwide have been infected and life as we know it has dramatically changed. Many of us are wondering what we can do to avoid getting sick and how we can manage daily life without putting our health or our family’s heath at risk. Here’s the latest news as of this writing on the Coronavirus and what’s happening in Florida.

 The Florida Department of Health reported as of this writing that there are now 115 cases in Florida and four deaths.

The counties in Florida that have confirmed cases include:

  • Alachua
  • Broward
  • Charlotte
  • Clay
  • Collier
  • Citrus
  • Duval
  • Hillsborough
  • Lee
  • Manatee
  • Miami-Dade
  • Orange
  • Osceola
  • Pasco
  • Palm Beach County
  • Seminole
  • Johns
  • Santa Rosa
  • Volusia

To date Broward County has the most confirmed cases with 36 as of this writing.

What can you do to stay safe?

With travel bans in effect, schools closed and many large gatherings and events cancelled, everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing. This means, stay home as much as possible, avoid places and events where large amounts of people are, avoid shaking hands, and wash your hands often. In addition, if you or anyone in your family has travelled out of the United States in the last 14 to 21 days, it’s advised that you stay home. Self-quarantine is one way that officials say people could help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. And most importantly, if you experience any of the common symptoms of the virus, you should call your doctor immediately. Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Symptoms of the Coronavirus are being reported 2-14 days after exposure.
Other more severe signs that you may have been infected include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Confusion
  • Bluish lips or face

How can you be tested?

If you are experiencing symptoms, it is recommended that you call your physician immediately. Test kits are becoming available throughout Florida, with some counties offering drive-through testing by appointment. If you are sick, it is important that you stay home and refrain from interaction with others as much as possible.

All Points Medical Waste is a locally owned and operated company that provides medical waste disposal services to customers throughout South Florida. We serve Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River County. To learn more fill out this form or give us a call today.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn Connelly

Dawn is the vice president of All Points Medical Waste. All Points Medical Waste is a family-owned and operated medical waste disposal and compliance company that has been serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, and surrounding areas since 1994.
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