With Universal Studios filing its plan to reopen its parks safely and other smaller attractions opening their gates, and a holiday weekend just passing, there’s good news locally and in the state on the coronavirus front.
Per the Florida Department of Health, Osceola County logged four more COVID-19 cases overnight to run the total that started 10 weeks ago to 662. That’s just 35 new cases in the last eight days, and hospitalizations and available hospital beds in the county have stayed almost unchanged. Orange County, which has about three times the population and triple the cases (1,849 as of Monday), is seeing the same slow growth in cases.
The weekly count of emergency department visits for flu and COVID-like illnesses is also on the decrease in the last week.
The state logged 424 new cases and seven new deaths this morning, lows for the week, bringing those totals to 52,170 and 2,259 statewide. The DOH has only attributed two virus-related deaths to Osceola County, although specific information on them such as date of death, gender, age and whether they had a travel history or contact with another positive case, has not been available for about a week.