Orange County

Protesters interrupt governor’s COVID-19 briefing at Orlando blood bank

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis held a briefing in Orlando to state the importance of convalescent plasma donations for COVID-19 patients.

The governor held the press conference from the OneBlood headquarters at 12:15 p.m., but it wasn’t one without interference.

DeSantis was interrupted briefly by protesters before they were turned away by police.

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Florida health officials reported 10,347 new COVID-19 cases Monday as well as 92 coronavirus-related deaths.

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Orange County has the highest number of cases within the state with 23,584 reported infected.

State health officials also reported that 2.65 million tests have come back negative, including another 58,175 on Sunday.

The governor also stated over the weekend that Florida will receive 30,000 vials of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients.

Read: Gov. DeSantis says state will get 30K vials of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients

You can watch the press conference in its entirety below.

Christopher Boyce,

Christopher Boyce joined WFTV in January of 2019.