This morning the Florida Department of Health reported 75 new COVID-19 cases in Osceola County, eclipsing yesterday’s single-day record of 67, and also added a 24th fatality from the virus, a 92-year-old female who passed away Tuesday.

Osceola now has 1,222 cases, fifth in Central Florida behind Orange, Polk, Seminole and Volusia.

Across the state, 5,511 new cases were confirmed, another daily record, to reach 109,014 since March 1. There were 43 deaths reported, a lower ratio to the high number of cases from much of the month of April and early May.

The concern is that, across the state, as new cases of the novel coronavirus are reported by the thousands, infection numbers are surpassing those seen when the pandemic first caused the state to shut down.