Florida Sen. Rick Scott quarantining after coming into contact with COVID-19 positive person


TELEMUNDO EVENTS — Pictured: (l-r) David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation and Florida Governor Rick Scott arrive at the groundbreaking ceremony for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ Global Headquarters on February 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida — (Photo by: Ivan Apfel/Telemundo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Over the weekend, Florida Senator Rick Scott announced that he will be quarantining out of an abundance of caution after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

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The senator said he came into contact with the individual “after arriving in Florida last night” and tested negative Saturday Nov. 14, the day after.

It is unknown who the individual is.

He also said he has not shown any symptoms and will be quarantining immediately.

Scott’s announcement comes as the Florida Department of Health reported a percent positive rate of 11.41%, which is the highest its been since Aug. 16, and a percent positivity rate of 9.95%, which is the highest its been since Aug. 11.

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