Gov. Ron DeSantis will provide an update about coronavirus cases in Florida on Wednesday.
The governor is scheduled to hold a news conference at the State Capitol in Tallahassee at 4 p.m.
According to the Florida Department of Health, 26 Florida residents have tested positive for coronavirus, or COVID-19, and two have died.
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"We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO. "We have therefore made the assessment that #COVID19 can be characterized as a pandemic."
A pandemic is defined as an outbreak that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high number of people.
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