The Florida Department of Health revealed 2,016 more coronavirus cases in its Sunday morning report, 28 in Osceola County, for a total of 75,568. That’s off of Saturday’s high of 2,581, but still the second most in a single day since the state started reporting cases March 1. But among all that just six deaths were reported (2,931 total).
Nearly half (909 of 2,016) of the cases in Sunday’s report come from four South Florida counties (Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier).
Osceola County reported 28 new cases, the highest for a day since early April when the first wave was just coming in. Osceola now has 838 cases. Based on the county’s population of 367,000, that means 1 out of 438 residents has been diagnosed with it — that number may be skewed just a bit factoring in non-residents diagnosed here. And of those 0.228 percent diagnosed, 1 in 5 of them have been hospitalized. And 2.5 percent of the diagnosed (1 out of 40) have died.
For the lab test results returned, Osceola County is still returning just over 3 percent positive tests over the last five days.
TESTING: This week’s Florida Department of Health Osceola County mobile testing site will be inside the Mary Jane Arrington Aquatic Center in Poinciana from Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are no symptom criteria for testing. Check back Monday morning for the full slate of testing locations this week.