A coronavid outbreak in the state of Florida has claimed more than 100 lives and more than 1,000 people have been infected, the Florida Department of Health said.
The coronavids are the most commonly spread type of disease in the US and spread through close contact with respiratory secretions.
Florida has the third-highest number of deaths from the disease, with at least 1,068, and more people have died in the first six days of the outbreak than the rest of the country combined.
More than a quarter of those killed have been adults.
Florida is also one of the few states in the country to report cases of coronaviral illness, which can lead to death.
“The most probable outcome is that coronaviruses can infect people who have not been infected,” Florida Health Commissioner Dr Richard Caro said in a statement on Tuesday.
“If that happens, we will know the extent of the problem.”
Florida health officials believe more than 500,000 cases of the virus have been recorded in the Sunshine State.
But the number of confirmed cases is not known for sure, and experts are still investigating how the coronas are being spread.
“There are a lot of questions we need to answer about what we are seeing in Florida,” said Dr Caro.
“This is something we have not had a whole lot of information about in the last few months, so we don’t know if this is the same thing.”
Dr Caro also said Florida is still seeing people who were vaccinated with the influenza vaccine come back with flu symptoms, which were previously thought to be a result of the vaccine.
“We are now seeing more people who came in with flu in the weeks leading up to the pandemic.
They had flu symptoms that were similar to those that people with influenza usually have,” he said.”
That means we are still waiting to know if they are actually infected by the virus, or if they may have been exposed to it earlier and may be more susceptible.”
Dr Paul Pfleger, a leading expert in coronavaccine safety, said it was too soon to tell if people in Florida were exposed to a virus previously unrelated to the coronatavirus.
“The number of cases is still very small,” he told the ABC.
“You could see a spike at the beginning of the pandemics, but then you see it slowly decrease.”
“It is very early to tell that if you are infected by one of these, you are going to have a better chance of catching it,” Dr Pflegers added.
“So I would say, for now, the most likely outcomes are that people will not get the flu and they will not develop the flu.”
The virus is highly contagious and spreads by direct contact with an infected person’s respiratory secretion.
People who have been tested for coronavarres and who have had contact with the person who tested positive will not need to be tested again, the department said.
The first case of coronasiosis in Florida was recorded in a community near Orlando, but the infection was traced to an individual who contracted the virus while working in Florida.
The state also reported an increase in coronas in an unvaccinated community in Florida, but a number of other communities were also found to have had outbreaks, including Florida City, Pinellas County, Hillsborough County and Palm Beach County.
In Florida, coronavirosts are spread by coughing, sneezing, vomiting and other coughing-related symptoms, or contact with someone who has the virus.
“I think it is important to stress that the most common scenario is people coming in and they are infected with the coronases.
But, as we have seen in the past, there are other things that happen,” Dr Caros said.