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

Florida

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

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

It is unsure who the individual is.

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

Scott’s announcement comes the day 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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