Here’s the latest information on coronavirus in
Today, health reporter
Number of confirmed cases in
Number of cases from other states diagnosed in
Number of pending test results: 16
Number of negative test results: 24
Number of deaths in
Number of people being monitored: 247
What’s happening today
A Floridian in
Aside from the latest case in
So far two Floridians have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state and one person from
DeSantis said the risk in
Also, Gay and
Cruise lines are stepping up their restrictions on who can travel on a ship as the threat of coronavirus spreads throughout the travel industry.
Also, the first conference scheduled for the
The airport said it is taking additional measures “to maintain a safe and resilient operation," including:
u00ba Installation of hand sanitizer stations throughout the airport.
u00ba Increased cleaning at “high touch point areas,” including escalator handrails, elevators, seating areas, restrooms and food court areas.
u00ba Using specialized equipment to deep clean certain areas, including restrooms, federal inspection stations and
u00ba More frequent cleaning of airport shuttle buses.
The airport also said that some airlines have revised policies on changing and canceling flights; travelers should check with the airlines.
Florida’s 65th annual state science and engineering fair -- scheduled for
The State Science and Engineering Fair of
The risks “are far too great to justify” this year’s fair, wrote
“This event brings together representatives of every age and every region of the state, and the close person-to-person contact during the 3-day event provides for unimpeded viral transmission,” his statement said.
The fair was to be attended by about 950 students in grades 6 to 12 who had done well in regional events as well as hundreds of teachers, parents and others.
Sports and events
Internationally, despite worldwide concern of how the coronavirus outbreak will affect the
Check out this UCF page for coronavirus updates.
What else we know
In entertainment news, the James Bond film “No Time to Die” will be postponed until
Sick time dilemma | Editorial
An important bit of health advice is to stay home from work if you’re experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath and fever. For many service-sector workers who don’t have paid sick time, staying home means not getting paid. Read our editorial about that problem.
Something to think about
Want to know where every confirmed case is in the
Coronavirus tip for the day
Symptoms? Do this
Call your health-care provider if you have cough, fever and shortness of breath -- and you’ve been in close contact with someone how has COVID-19 or has recently traveled to one of the following countries, where the virus transmission is widespread:
How to protect yourself
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick and avoid contact with persons in poor health.
Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Follow these recommendations for using a face mask:
Questions? Here are numbers to call
For accurate, up-to-date information, visit
A live map of COVID-19 cases around the globe: gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
You want to be extra-prepared? Here’s how to stock up before a pandemic: ready.gov/pandemic
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