Osceola County has added just 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven virus-related hospitalizations in the last seven days, according to the Florida Department of Health. Those figures stand at 486 (now 13th among all Florida counties) and 136 respectively, and only one fatality has been reported in the last 11 days.
While testing has ramped up in the county, the number of new cases being reported remains steady, averaging less than four per day this past week. About 2,400 tests have been performed in the last 10 days or so, and of the 5,713 done through Wednesday (Thursday’s testing numbers are not in yet), 8.36 percent have returned positive overall — that figure was in the double digits and as high as 14 percent in early April.
In short — locally, the trends are good.
The state added 962 cases overnight to reach 34,728, and 46 deaths to reach 1,314.