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New Presumptive Case Of Coronavirus In Santa Rosa County, Florida , DeSantis Says

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OCTAVIO JONES
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AP
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, second from right, and Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, third from right, discuss the coronavirus testing in Florida during a visit to a Tampa lab on March 2, 2020.

A man in his 70s from Santa Rosa County has been diagnosed with coronavirus in Florida, and four more Floridians in other states have been diagnosed with the flu-like illness, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday.

The man had traveled internationally but is apparently too ill to answer questions about his trip, DeSantis said. The governor did not say where the person was being treated.

“He’s not in shape to fully answer all the questions, so there is an investigation ongoing,” DeSantis said.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.