Gov. Desantis gives coronavirus update at Sarasota testing site

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SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to speak about coronavirus in Florida during a visit to a Sarasota testing site on Tuesday.

The governor will visit the testing site at University Town Center with Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz and Florida National Guard Adjutant General James Eifert.

DeSantis is scheduled to begin his news conference at 11:30 a.m.

The testing site is on the Manatee-Sarasota County line. The two counties lead Tampa Bay in COVID-19 deaths. Manatee County has 59 deaths, and Sarasota has 47 deaths as of May 4, according to the health department’s website.

Health officials say testing is key to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and reopening the state successfully.

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