The state of Florida, and in turn Osceola County, saw a slight reduction in new reported COVID-19 cases in this morning’s report.

There were 5,266 new cases statewide (total of 146,341) according to the Florida Department of Health, who also released 86 new Osceola cases, bringing the number here to 1,919, fifth in the 10-county Central Florida behind Orange, which now has 10,014 cases, Polk, Seminole and Volusia.

No new deaths or hospitalizations were noted in Osceola; only six new hospitalizations were

Despite a still-high number of daily infections, only 28 deaths were noted statewide, for a total of 3,447.

There is anxiety of another wave hit of cases coming with the Independence Day weekend starting at the end of the week. Cities across the state have canceled gala events with fireworks to prevent mass gatherings of potentially virus-infested people. Other measures are being put in place to manage the coronavirus

The state decreed on Friday that bars cannot serve alcohol for on-premises consumption — forcing many of them to simply close until the order is lifted — and as a followup, officials in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties have closed public beaches for the Fourth of July weekend.

This story is provided for information purposes, and not to panic. As individuals, our course of action is simple — wear a face covering in public, stay six feet apart, wash your hands and avoid touching your face — and things should be okay in the short term.