Osceola County added 21 reported cases of COVID-19 Wednesday; the Florida Department of Health now counts 277 here.
The 21 new cases is the highest tally of the week, but it is just an 8 percent increase, and it’s taken a week for the total number to double; it was 140 last Wednesday.
Adding to the encouragement, Wednesday’s the sixth in a row the county has not added to its death toll of four. Hospitalizations, cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness, is at 75, but that may not reflect the total positive persons currently hospitalized.
The three ZIP codes with the most cases in Osceola County are in the north-central part of the county:
- 34744, east of Kissimmee and the west and north sides of East Lake Toho: 64 cases
- 34746, west part of Kissimmee down to the west side of Lake Tohopekaliga: 46 cases
- 34741, between Orange Blossom Trail and Hoagland Avenue, including downtown Kissimmee and Gateway Airport, 35 cases.
The state added just under 1,000 cases to its tally Wednesday and now is at 15,698 cases and 323 reported coronavirus-related deaths.