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4 New Non-Travel Zika Cases in Florida

Gov. Scott: "This is not only an issue affecting us here in Florida — this is a national issue,"

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    Hillary Clinton visits Wynwood as four new Zika cases are confirmed in the area. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016)

    The number of cases of Zika has risen in Miami-Dade County a day after a suspected case of non-travel related Zika was reported in Palm Beach County.

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday four new locally transmitted cases in the Miami area.

    This brings the total number of people with locally transmitted Zika to 21.

    "All four cases are located in the same, small area of Wynwood that is less than one square mile," Governor Scott said at a news conference in Live Oak, Florida.

    The Florida Department of Health believes active transmissions are only taking place within the identified Zika zone in Wynwood.

    During the news conference, Governor Scott also called on Congress and President Obama to come to an agreement on Zika funding.

    Congress is currently in recess. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who visited Zika-stricken Wynwood Tuesday, has urged Congress to reconvene to push through a Zika bill.

    "This is not only an issue affecting us here in Florida -- this is a national issue," Scott said.

    More than $26 million in state funds have been allocated to fight Zika in Florida.

    Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited a medical clinic in Wynwood Tuesday, where she pushed for emergency funding in the Zika fight.