Florida has declared its first two cases of the coronavirus.
The coronavirus has now spread to all four corners of the continental US.
Further spread threatens to sink an already turbulent global economy into recession.
The coronavirus outbreak has hit Florida. As the virus’ global death toll reaches 3,000, two Bay Area residents have tested positive for the respiratory disease. Consequently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a health emergency in the Sunshine State.
State authorities affirm that the threat to the public remains low. However, with confirmation of the second coronavirus death in the United States, these two initial cases of the coronavirus in Florida could have an outsized impact on the state and the rest of the nation.
The virus has already shut down towns and cities throughout the globe, from China to Italy. And it’s still spreading across Europe and the US, with New York registering its first case of the disease yesterday.
So the Florida coronavirus outbreak isn’t really surprising. But what’s concerning about the Florida case is that it officially completes the coronavirus’ spread to all four corners of the United States. We’ve already had cases in California, Washington State, and recently New York. And now, with Florida cases also confirmed, the coronavirus has effectively spread across the entire country.