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Fourth Case Of Coronavirus Detected In Broward, Third Tied To Port Everglades, State Says

The fourth case of coronavirus in Broward has been detected in a 69 year old woman. Three people who contracted the disease are connected to a company that operates at Port Everglades, Florida officials said Tuesday morning.

A fourth person in Broward County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the third case that has been traced to Metro Cruise Services, which operates out of Port Everglades, state officials announced early Tuesday morning.

The Florida Department of Health said the new case was a 69-year-old woman in a 1 a.m. news release that also included an advisory extending to anyone experiencing symptoms who has recently traveled through the the bustling port. The health department said those people should contact their healthcare provider or county health department and self-isolate for 14 days.

The three port cases are all “connected to or employed by” Metro Cruise Services, the health department said. Employees of that company at the Broward County port “with any association to these cases” should self-isolate at home while monitoring themselves for symptoms, health officials said.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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