For the first time since April 2, the Florida Department of Health reported multiple COVID-19 deaths in a day in Osceola County.
This morning’s report added two more fatalities, the 10th and 11th deaths. Another was reported Monday, an 82-year-old male who reportedly had no contact with a confirmed case or history of travel. The average age of the nine fatalities is 72, ranging from age 55 to 91. Information on the two new deaths was not included in this morning’s data sheet.
Osceola County now reports 529 cases, third in Central Florida behind Orange (1,460) and Polk (564) and just ahead of Volusia (526). There are 137 hospitalizations.
This morning’s report also shows 7.1 percent of 7,447 COVID-19 tests that have been done are positive. That’s a new low overall positive rate that has dropped steadily from around 13 percent in early April.
Statewide, 563 cases and 68 deaths, putting totals at 38,002 cases and 1,539 deaths.