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Local COVID-19 coverage
“When we got up this morning, we’re one day closer to putting this crisis behind us,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said at a March 24 news conference staged by county officials at the Emergency Operations Center.
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The ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on travel, caused entire countries to be put on lockdown, and altered daily life across the globe.
Editor's note: This story was published March 18 and was accurate at the time, but the situation may have changed.
As of 11 a.m. Monday, there were 1,330 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease in Florida residents. The number of cases in Volusia County rose to 18, with nine being travel-related. 156 Volusia residents were tested, with 131 testing negative, 16 testing positive and nine results pending.
UPDATE 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 18: