The Florida Department of Health reported the state added over 1,200 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, but locally and more importantly, three more deaths were attributed to the virus in Osceola County, running its tally to four.
The three new deceased include a 91-year-old man who traveled to Ecuador, a 55-year-old male and a 66-year-old female whose death are neither attributed to travel or contact with a confirmed case.
The county now has 170 cases, having added exactly 30 each of the last two days, and 53 others are hospitalized. Orange County has 541 cases and five deaths, and has conducted 1,060 tests for a 16 percent positive rate — or 1 in 6.
The DOH’s 6:30 p.m. update showed 9,008 total cases across the state, almost 1,000 more than the 11 a.m. update. There have been 144 deaths, with 43 added today. 59 of 67 counties now have at least one case; the eight who don’t are all in the Big Bend or Panhandle areas.