The Florida Department of Health reported a 20th COVID-19 related death in Osceola County on Tuesday, but just the third one in two weeks.
Osceola County now shows 709 total cases of the virus, adding just eight in the last three days, even though cases statewide have seen a slight bump up as more businesses and activities open up.
On Tuesday, 70 new deaths were reported from the virus, bringing the state death toll to 2,530. The new fatalities are the largest increase the state has seen yet but the numbers are often delayed by several weeks, according to the DOH. Nearly half of Florida fatal coronavirus cases of has been connected to long-term care facilities, including nursing homes.
According to the latest numbers released by the Florida Department of Health Tuesday, there have been 57,447 positive cases of COVID-19 since the virus first appeared in Florida more than three months ago.