Coronavirus in NYC and Florida: Latest Updates
1 confirmed coronavirus case in NY, Manhattan and 2 presumptive positive cases in Florida.
Coronavirus sees its first confirmed case in NY, Manhattan and 2 possible positive cases in Florida. The NYC case is a woman in her 30s and the two other patients are in Hillsborough County and Manatee County, Florida. This establishes 3 official COVID-19 patients in the United States.
More on Coronavirus NYC and Florida
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of public health emergency in his area. The action comes after COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak hits the state, This is the Florida Department of Health’s (FDH) official statement.
Manatee County Coronavirus patient is an adult who did not travel to any CDC restricted countries. This person is seeking medical care and is in isolation. He will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. The FDH is working closely with the patient, their close contacts, and health care providers to monitor anyone who may have been exposed. We are also testing anyone who may develop COVID-19 Coronavirus symptoms, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
Governor Ron DeSantis and FDH also shared information on the second Coronavirus Florida case and told that it is under control as well.
Hillsborough County patient has a history of travel to Italy. This person is also in isolation and is undergoing proper treatment. He is under constant surveillance by public health officials.
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, confirmed the first Coronavirus NYC case. According to him, the female in her 30s has a travel history to Iran and that’s where she might have been infected.
The woman is in Manhattan and returned from Iran last week. The patient has mild Coronavirus symptoms but is not in serious condition. She has been in a controlled environment since arriving in New York.
What is the COVID-19 virus?
COVID-19 is a member of the Coronavirus family and one which is quite new. Like its predecessors, it also originated from animals. Some say this latest version of the virus was caused by Bat soup in China but it’s not confirmed yet.
Coronavirus symptoms include Pneumonia, cough, fever and breathing disorders. COVID-19 coronavirus cannot be cured by antibiotics as it is a viral infection. The recovery time is dependant on a person’s immune system. The stronger the immune system, the higher the chances of him/her recovering quickly and vice-versa.
Some precautionary measures include keeping hands clean with alcohol-based sanitizers. Wearing a specialized breathing mask also helps reduce catching Coronavirus.
So far these are the only details of confirmed patients in the US. Dankanator will keep you updated as more information starts pouring in.