To give the scope of the coronavirus pandemic in a statistic form — if you’ve been out of work and school or quarantined you understand — the United States reached 100,000 COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday.
The news is not as bad — we can call it better or positive — in Osceola County, where new case numbers remain low. Osceola is fourth in Central Florida in total cases (Polk and Volusia passed us) with 674, adding just two in the last 24 hours, and the rate of positive tests among all tests was 1.38 percent in the last seven days. This is as more businesses are opening up — safely — at 50 percent of capacity. Wearing face coverings when out, social distancing and highly-effective handwashing are clearly having a positive difference in Osceola County.