Now that we have 184 people under public health monitoring in the State of Florida…what do you do?
The first thing is Don’t Panic! But it’s hard not to, I get it, especially with this information coming out today.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state is now monitoring 184 potential cases, this is the report from ABCActionNews.com
Over the weekend the global death toll from the coronavirus hit nearly 3,000, including the first death in the U.S. in Seattle. Ugh, this keeps growing so fast.
As of Sunday evening, there were at least 74 cases in the U.S., I guess I didn’t realize there were already so many.
In California, two health care workers are presumed to be positive for the virus. Both were exposed to a patient, who last week was diagnosed at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital.
Over in Italy, the number of cases skyrocketed on Sunday to 1,694, with 806 new cases, for a 91% in a single day. Yikes. I would not be going to Italy right now.
Back here in Florida….two adults tested “presumptive positive” for the virus – one in Hillsborough County and the other in Manatee County.
During the news conference this morning, DeSantis said there will likely be more positive cases of coronavirus or COVID-19. However, the risk is still low for the general public.
DeSantis issued an executive order to declare a public health emergency in Florida and establish protocols to control the spread of the virus.
The best ways to protect yourself are washing your hands, avoiding touching your face and mouth with unwashed hands, avoiding people who are sick and staying home if you feel ill.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. They may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days. Most people recover, although older people and individuals with underlying medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes are at a greater risk of developing a more serious illness.
So…you could have already had it….and not even know it! And survived!
People who are looking for more information on how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and about how to protect themselves can visit the Florida Department of health’s website.
Additional useful information can be found on the CDC’s website and the World of Health Organization’s website.
Oh, and yeah, you can’t even buy Lysol wipes or spray right now – everyone is stocking up already. Great.