Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott is pressing President Obama to speed up funding to combat the Zika virus, which has spread to nearly 200 people in the state.

Scott said Tuesday that it has been more than one month since Congress approved $1.1 billion in funding to combat the virus that spreads mainly via mosquito bites.

Since that time, Florida has not received any new dollars, the governor's office said Tuesday.

"All year we watched as bureaucracy and politics got in the way of funding for this public health emergency and the time for bureaucracy is over," Scott said in a statement.

He called on the White House to immediately expedite new federal funding to the state to combat the virus, which is linked to the birth defect microcephaly.

Zika is actively spreading in Miami Beach and a small part of Miami. Nearly 200 people have gotten the virus from mosquitoes in the areas..

"Florida is the epicenter of this public health crisis and our residents deserve to know how much federal funding is being provided to keep our families safe," Scott said.

The Obama administration has said it still needs to go through proper channels to give out the funding, including getting information from states on how it could be spent.

The Department of Health and Human Services said the governor was "flat out wrong" about not getting any money from the $1.1 billion.

The CDC responded that it has provided Florida with nearly $45.5 million in funding for Zika. Last month, it provided the agency with an additional $10 million in funding to fight the virus that was from the funding supplemental.

The agency added it has helped the state with personnel, lab tests and educational materials on the virus.