Second Coronavirus Case Detected In Brevard County

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Credit: CDC

UPDATE: More Details Released About Brevard’s 5 Coronavirus Cases

MELBOURNE, Florida – A second positive case of coronavirus in Brevard County was identified as a 32-year-old Northrop Grumman employee on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

“A Northrop Grumman employee located in our Melbourne, Fla. facility has tested positive for COVID-19. As soon as we were aware of the possibility of our employee’s exposure to COVID-19, we took actions, to include disinfecting the workspaces the employee visited,” Northrop Grumman stated in a release.

“The employee is in quarantine and receiving treatment and wellness support. We are asking those employees who had close contact with the individual to remain home to isolate as a precautionary measure.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are performing additional sanitization at this facility and the employees who work in those workspaces have been sent home while the cleaning is underway. The health, safety, and well-being of our employees is our highest priority.”

Both Brevard County coronavirus cases are travel-related, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The number of Florida coronavirus cases has doubled in three days from 155 on March 16 to 314 on March 18.