City: 'Single digit’ number of people in Jacksonville being monitored for coronavirus

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A “single digit” number of people in Jacksonville are being monitored for the coronavirus by the Florida Department of Health, the city told Action News Jax Monday morning.

People are being monitored in their homes, not at hospitals.

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Monitoring does not mean they have the virus, officials said. There are two Florida cases of the coronavirus in Hillsborough County and Manatee County that have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control that the Florida Department of Health is also monitoring.

Gov. Ron DeSantis gave an update in a news conference in Miami. Watch below on Facebook:

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WATCH LIVE: Gov. Ron DeSantis gives briefing on Florida's coronavirus preparations

Posted by Action News Jax on Monday, March 2, 2020



Aurielle Eady

Aurielle Eady, Action News Jax

Aurielle Eady is a digital content producer for Action News Jax.