A day after the Centers for Disease Control released a new (and long-waited for) guide to resuming some daily activities as safely as possible in the midst of a viral pandemic, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis chalking up rising number of COVID-19 cases to an increase of younger, asymptomatic people getting tested, the state of Florida blew through its daily record again for new cases.
The Florida Department of Health has reported 2,581 new cases in its Saturday report. That high number comes with 48 new fatalities, although none of them came from Osceola or Orange counties. That blasts through new highs of 1,902 on Friday and over 1,700 on Thursday.
The DOH reported 14 new cases in Osceola, bringing its total to 810, still with 21 deaths and 166 hospitalizations (the first increase since Tuesday). The 14 new reported cases were a cross-section of all ages, ranging from 21 to 74.
Positive tests among results returned is still 3.3 percent in Osceola County for the last week, a slight uptick from the 2 percent of June 2-7.