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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives coronavirus update at Pan American Hospital in Miami

Ron Desantis
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference at Pan American Hospital in Miami on Tuesday, and he said Florida saw a decline in March and April in people showing up at hospitals for conditions like heart problems and stroke.

“People didn’t all of a sudden stop having heart attacks, the people were not as comfortable seeking medical care then,” DeSantis said.

Those people who did not go to the hospital over fears of the coronavirus have seen their symptoms get worse.


DeSantis said that the state will send 100 medical personnel, mostly nurses, to the Jackson Health System in Miami to help deal with COVID-19, and non-COVID patients.