One Polk County resident is included in tonight’s updated statewide count of 216 Floridians with confirmed COVID-19 cases, Orlando’s WKMG News 6 reports. That individual is listed on an interactive map from the Florida Department of Health, which indicates the individual is a woman and the case isn’t travel-related. There’s no indication where in Polk Count she lives.

The Polk woman is 44 years old, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The updated count of 216 cases released by Gov. Ron DeSantis this evening includes 24 cases that have been confirmed since his 11 a.m. news conference.

The interactive map:

“Today we were informed of the first confirmed case in Polk County— and while this is no time to panic, it’s time to prepare,” said U.S. Rep. Spano, whose district includes most of Polk County. “I urge all of my constituents to heed the advice of the CDC, state and local health officials to ensure that together we can flatten the curve of the virus,” he said in a news release

Included in the 216 cases reported today:

  • 195 Florida residents, six of them being isolated out of state
  • 21 are non-Florida residents who were diagnosed while visiting the Sunshine State.

Among them are the seven Floridians who have died and those who have tested negative after recovering from the respiratory illness.

Source: WKMG News 6 / ClickOrlando

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