Orange County Officials Report There Are 1,000 NEW COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed Each Day in Florida
COVID-19 cases in Florida continue to be on the rise. Orange County Leaders held a press conference this morning to discuss the recent spike in cases.
According to a recent report from the Health Department , Orange County is in the 14$ range when it comes to a COVID-19 positivity rate.
The rate is even higher in Seminole County which currently sits at a positivity rate of 18%.
To put this in perspective, Mayor Jerry Demings advised that during a press conference two weeks ago, the positivity rate in Orange County was 4.28%. So the county has seen a 10% increase in positive cases over the last two weeks.
According to a report this morning from WESH, officials are looking into opening an additional vaccine testing site in Barnett Park to help with the amount of people that are currently getting tested. Demings said of the current crisis, “We need to move the needle faster.” This was in reference to lower than usual vaccination rates in the state.
Over the next two days, Demings said that he along with other local officials will be considering whether or not to change mask mandates.
According to medical experts interviewed by WESH, hospitalizations are up in Orange County fatalities range from those 27-85 in age. Officials are pushing for pregnant residents to get vaccinated because they are currently treating some pregnant women who have been intubated at local hospitals in the area.
For those hoping to visit Walt Disney World in the next few weeks, the company has yet to make a statement regarding policies and procedures in light of the increase. The theme parks did away with their mandatory mask policy earlier this year.
You can check out the full WESH report below:
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