For the third consecutive day, the Florida Department of Health is reporting a coronavirus-related death in Osceola County.
The one reported Wednesday marks the 16th death reported. Two more were reported Tuesday, a 102-year old female who passed on April 22 and a 61-year old male who passed May 8, and another was reported Monday. Both of Tuesday’s fatalities were reported to have had contact with other positive cases.
For comparison, Polk County, with roughly twice Osceola’s population, and Orange County, with four times the population, are both reporting 36 confirmed deaths.
Six cases were added to the county’s total since March 13, now at 586. There have been 42,402 cases of COVID-19 reported statewide.