On the day that the Florida Department of Health reported the state has reached 10,000 COVID-19 cases, Osceola County’s tally rose to 201 cases.
Osceola recorded no new deaths on Friday, so that number stays at four. There are 58 local hospitalizations. There are now 10,268 cases in Florida, a jump of 1,260 from Thursday.
A “heat map” of Orange County — we haven’t seen one from Osceola yet — showed Friday that the ZIP codes 32824 and 32837 had 28 cases apiece, some of the “hottest” in Orange. Those ZIP codes include Meadow Woods, Southchase and Hunter’s Creek, which border Osceola County and areas one drives through going north on Orange Blossom Trail and Buenaventura Boulevard out of Kissimmee …
… The White House reported Friday the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending that everyone wear a non-medical face mask or covering when going out in public, given that asymptomatic transmission appears to be greater than before. These should not be medical-grade or surgical masks like the N95s needed by health care workers.