Florida Coronavirus Cases Increase by 100 Overnight

March 18, 2020, 6:00 PM

The confirmed Coronavirus cases increased overnight by 100 cases, bring the state's total to 314. The majority of the cases are in South Florida with 283 of them being Florida residents. The state has ordered bars and nightclubs to close, however, beaches remain open. Officials are concerned at the amount of people, especially young people, that have continued with their spring break plans. Many beaches are still crowded.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force states, “It's important that we all work together, especially younger people, millennials,” Verma said on Wednesday. They may feel healthy. They may feel like, if I get this virus it's not going to be that big of a deal. They may not even be showing any symptoms, but they could spread it to other people that are more vulnerable, those with underlying health care conditions, especially the elderly in that case, so it's important that we all do our part,” she continued. Officials are recommending people practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of 10 people or more. 

954 additional test results are still currently pending in Florida. 

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