2 people in Florida die from coronavirus

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Two of the four people who tested positive for the coronavirus in Florida have died.

The Florida Department of Health said the two people, both in their 70s, had traveled overseas.

One of the Floridian deaths was a man with underlying health issues in Santa Rosa County in Florida’s Panhandle, and the other was an elderly person in Lee County in the Fort Myers area.

On Saturday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an order directing a Level II public health emergency in the state.

The death toll from the coronavirus is now at 14 in the United States. There are at least 253 confirmed cases across the country.

There are still two people in Florida who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Everyone should remain calm and practice preventative measures to reduced their risk.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.