Two cases of the virus were identified in Florida late Sunday night, prompting the state to declare a public health emergency.
In an executive order, Gov. Ron DeSantis said two “presumptive positive” cases were found in state’s Gulf Coast: one in Manatee County, home to Bradenton, and the other in Hillsborough County, home to Tampa.
The Florida Health Department said in a statement that the Manatee County patient is an adult without a travel history to the countries restricted by the C.D.C. The Hillsborough County patient had traveled to Italy. Both patients are in isolation.