At a news conference that was held at Osceola Heritage Park on Friday, Osceola County Commission Chairwoman Viviana Janer shared that with nearly 8,000 tests performed, Osceola County is within the target range of 7.1 percent of those tested resulting in positive cases, a figure that is below the entire state’s percentage of 7.6 percent.
Currently there have been 554 positive cases of COVID-19 in Osceola County, with 12 deaths, and 141 total hospitalizations.
COVID-19 testing will wrap up at the Osceola Heritage Park site on Monday but the Florida Department of Health-Osceola continues localized testing – moving to the Community Hope Center, located at 2198 4 Winds Blvd in Kissimmee, next week.
Drive up testing began on Friday at the Walmart Supercenter on Vineland Road in Kissimmee.
The Osceola Back to Work Task Force also met on Friday discussing how to increase consumer confidence and education for safely opening businesses. Their goal will be to educate both business and the community about what safety measures are being out in place to ensure the safety of the public as well as employees at local businesses.