You will likely hear today an increasing concern from local health officials about the new numbers of positive coronavirus cases. This morning’s report — 1,902 cases statewide — breaks yesterday’s new high daily report of 1,638.
The state now features 70,971 unique cases since the first one was discovered in Florida on March 1. Amid that high total of new cases, 29 deaths were reported statewide from overnight, a number that goes along with days where just hundreds of cases were reported.
In Osceola County, 11 new cases were reported, the third double-digit day in the last four days. No additional fatalities (21) or hospitalizations (165) were reported, and even in Orange County, where the Universal Orlando and SeaWorld parks are now open, reported 95 cases this morning, but no deaths. Polk County reported the only fatality from overnight in Central Florida.
The median age (a sort of average) of all Osceola County cases is up to 50.