TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday there is another presumptive positive case of the coronavirus, or COVID-19 in the state of Florida.
On Friday afternoon, the Florida Department of Health confirmed the case is positive.
DeSantis said a woman who is a California resident tested presumptive positive after traveling to Italy and is currently being isolated in Florida.
Florida considers a case presumptive positive based on testing at one of the state's three labs, then awaits confirmation from the CDC.
DeSantis said she traveled with her sister, who is the Hillsborough County resident that the CDC confirmed as one of two positive COVID-19 cases on Monday afternoon.
"She's a resident of California, so technically won't count as a case in Florida, but she is being isolated in Florida," said Gov. DeSantis. "And so it will count on the CDC's statistics as a California positive, but she is currently in Florida under self isolation."
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DeSantis said a roommate of the 20-year-old Hillsborough woman is also being isolated and monitored, but at this time isn't showing symptoms.
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