Man who tested positive for coronavirus attended EMS conference in Tampa, DOH says

2 others also tested positive in Florida, according to new batch of numbers from DOH
Posted at 10:58 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 23:00:00-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- New data from state health officials reveals three new cases of coronavirus in Florida, with one of the patients attending a local conference earlier in the month.

The Florida Department of Health says the following individuals tested positive:

  • 63-year-old New York resident who is currently in St. Johns County. DOH says he attended the Daytona Bike Week in Daytona, Florida.
  • 56-year-old man tested positive in Miami-Dade County
  • 70-year-old man tested positive in Broward County. He was in Tampa for an EMS conference in Tampa.


All three patients are being isolated and will remain isolated until they're cleared by public health officials. DOH says the 56-year-old man and the 63-year-old New Yorker's coronavirus cases were travel related.


DOH says the EMS Conference was held from March 4 to 6.

The announcement comes after DOH revealed on Tuesday night that eight others tested positive for coronavirus in Florida. Of the eight cases, three tested positive in the Tampa Bay area.

As of Tuesday night, Florida's death toll from the coronavirus still remains at two. DOH identified the deceased individuals as a patient from Santa Rosa County and a person in their 70s who previously tested positive for coronavirus in Lee County.

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