1,867 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida

According to the Florida Department of Health, 1,867 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida. Of those people, 307 have recently traveled, 317 have had contact with a confirmed case, 209 have traveled and had contact with a confirmed case and 849 are under investigation. 

There are now 23 people in Florida that have died from COVID-19, according to the Florida Department of Health. This week, the Florida Department of Health launched a COVID-19 Case Dashboard that marks COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

Pinellas County passed a “safer at home” order on March 25, telling nearly 1 million residents to stay indoors except for essentials, according to a statement. But the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said at a news conference on March 25 that he is not planning to issue a state-wide stay-at-home order. 

DeSantis had declared a State of Emergency for COVID-19 in Florida on March 9. He expanded this order, prohibiting all visitation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family-care homes, long-term care facilities, and adult group homes for the next 30 days. He also asked the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to suspend drivers’ license renewal requirements for 30 days. 

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