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DeSantis' Home County Is Now Under A Health Warning Due To Rising COVID-19 Cases

The county is following a trend seen statewide.

The state of Florida just issued a warning for residents of Gov. Ron DeSantis' current home county

The Florida Department of Health has warned Leon County residents that COVID-19 cases are sharply on the rise around the state's capital of Tallahassee.

252 The number of new cases reported by DOH-Leon

The new warning allows the local department of health to shift its resources to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

"We are at a critical moment in our COVID-19 recovery journey," said Claudia Blackburn, Leon County's health officer. “With increased contact among non-household members, there are many more opportunities for transmission of COVID-19, particularly if public health directives are not followed. Our collective responsibility is to take immediate action, as individuals and businesses, to reverse the trends we are experiencing.”

Florida, as a whole, has endured a record spike of COVID-19 cases since early June.