Osceola County is now reporting 627 confirmed COVID-19 cases this morning, another small increase from Sunday and following days of small upticks. There are 150 county hospitalizations reported, and 17 deaths after another fatality was added to the rolls over the weekend.

But here’s some new and interesting information: the Florida Department of Health did a “case dump” on Saturday after a laboratory backup, and 920 tests were reported with just seven positives for a 0.8 percent return rate. That has helped pushed the county’s positive case percentage below 7 percent for the first time.

As a reminder  COVID-19 drive-thru testing will be available in two locations this week:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 – 9 a.m at the Walmart Supercenter: (3250 Vineland Rd, Kissimmee). Tests are for adults who meet CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested, including first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19 and those in high risk groups without symptoms. Use this link to make an appointment.

Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Robert Guevara Community Center in Buenaventura Lakes: (501 Florida Parkway). Testing available for anyone experiencing symptoms or with concerns about COVID-19 exposure. Call the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County at 407-343-2000 to schedule an appointment.