A 70-year-old woman who the Florida Department of Health reports died of COVID-19 on April 1 marks the sixth fatality from the novel coronavirus in Osceola County. The DOH just verified the case late on Tuesday.
She was one of 44 deaths the DOH reported on Tuesday, sending the statewide number of virus deaths to 867, the 10th highest in the United State. The six Osceola fatalities, three males and three females occurred between March 31 and April 2, according to the DOH, meaning nobody has died in the county from the virus in nearly three weeks. Their ages range from 55 to 91.
Florida had 27,869 total cases as of Tuesday evening, eighth-most in the country despite having the third-highest state population behind California and Texas (which only has about 20,000 cases and 528 deaths statewide).