Game over boys and girls. After a presumptive case has come back positive in Sarasota, FL (my home town), then this news just broke minutes ago (via WINK-TV):
The Florida governor’s office has confirmed two “presumptively positive” cases of coronavirus in the state Sunday.
A presumptive positive case has tested positive by a public health laboratory and is pending confirmatory testing at CDC
The office of Gov. Ron DeSantis confirms two individuals in the State of Florida tested “presumptively positive” for coronavirus (COVID-19), including a resident of Manatee County and a resident of Hillsborough County.
DeSantis and the State Health Officer and Surgeon General, Dr. Scott Rivkees, have declared a public health emergency in the state.
Add this in with the New York City confirmed case tonight and the situation is about to take a very dire turn.
More from the State Department of Health:
Florida has 2 presumptive positive #COVID19 cases: one adult resident of Hillsborough County and one adult resident of Manatee County. Both individuals are isolated and being appropriately cared for.— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) March 2, 2020
Sadly, this will only accelerate and the panic along with it. Good luck to all of my friends and those who failed to prepare. Our lives are about to change in a drastic manner.