The state of Florida topped the 50,000 mark in COVID-19 cases this morning, reaching a dubious benchmark on the same weekend that many local attraction re-open or announce when they will.
Per the Florida Department of Health, Florida has now logged 50,127 virus cases since the first ones were reported on March 1, an addition of 677 overnight. There have been 2,232 COVID-19 related fatalities.
But, per capita, Florida has not been affected by the virus like other states of varying populations. The state has recorded 2,334 cases per 1 million of population, a figure that is 32nd among the 50 states. California is at 33rd.
In Osceola County, Saturday’s report gave the same story as the rest of the week — four new cases for 648 total, and no new deaths or hospitalizations. Testing data from Sunday through Thursday shows a positive rate of under 1 percent (20 out of 2,417 tests).