First case of Zika reported in Nassau County

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla.—Seven new cases of Zika have been reported in Florida, bumping up the total to 771 of cases statewide, including the first reported case in Nassau County, state health officials say.

Two new travel-related cases were reported in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, the Florida Health Department says in a news release.

There are 64 non-travel-related cases in the state, the vast majority of which in a 1-square mile area of Miami, but now there are reported locally contracted cases reported in Pinellas County and Palm Beach County as well.

Health officials say there are 8 new locally acquired Zika cases in south Florida, including two people in the Wynwood area, two in Miami Beach, one Palm Beach resident and three other Miami-Dade County residents.

Eighty-six pregnant women are infected, the state says.

Local travel-related Zika numbers are as follows:

  • Alachua | 8
  • Clay | 3
  • Duval | 8
  • Nassau | 1
  • St. Johns | 4

The declaration of emergency for the state has been amended to include Nassau County.


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