Following five straight days of reporting over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases statewide, the streak ended when the Florida Department of Health released new daily statistics Monday, reporting 966 new positive cases.

But the report for Osceola County was about the same as is has been all week, adding just four more cases, bringing the count to 749 since March 13, and no new fatalities (21) or hospitalizations (164).

Osceola continues to test positive among lab tests return than the state average, returning 2.7 percent of positive tests in eight of the last nine days out of an average of about 300 tests daily, and has now returned 4.6 percent positives since testing started. The state average is 5.3 percent.

These new DOH statistics brought the total number of statewide cases reported to 64,904 since COVID-19 was first detected in Florida on March 1; the state also reported 12 new deaths to reach 2,712 a result of the illness.