Orange County news conference shares “alarming statistics” in positive COVID cases,…

first_img Please enter your comment! Positive case rate equates to 5.9% – two weeks ago, the positive rate was 2.8%From the Orange County NewsroomCOVID-19 NUMBERS CLIMBINGOrange County has a total of 3,282 positive cases and there have been 47 resident deaths. In just the past two weeks, the County has had 1,197 positive cases.Some alarming statistics:Yesterday, 186 confirmed positive cases were reported. That is the highest one-day increase of cases since the pandemic began in March.The Florida Department of Health in Orange County received 2,951 test results yesterday and that positive rate equated to 5.9%. Two weeks ago, the positive rate was 2.8%.The average age of COVID positive cases in Orange County is now 35 to 38 years old. So, while the case numbers are increasing, the age demographic is dropping.In the past five days, Orange County has seen triple digits in positive COVID-19 cases each day.Responding to this upward trend in COVID cases, Orange County Mayor Demings spoke with health care leaders today to discuss a possible plan of action. The County will continue to stress the importance of face masks and social distancing to residents. The County may explore the possibility of mandating masks for all people at certain types of businesses.ORANGE CARESOrange County’s team has streamlined the Orange CARES for Residents Program application process to require fewer documents. In addition, residents who have approved applications will receive direct payment.More than 15,000 applications were submitted this morning.The next application will open Monday, June 22 at 8 a.m. and there will be a 10,000 user capacity. Visit for more information.TESTINGCOVID-19 testing continues to be critical. Orange County Health Services is offering free testing this week at Barnett Park. Appointments can be made directly at Residents will receive free face masks and hand sanitizers after an appointment. For a list of various testing options, visit Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSApplicationCOVID-19News ConferenceOrange CARES FundsOrange County Government FloridaStatisticsTest Sites Previous articleIs a career in healthcare right for you?Next articleAAA reports fuel prices stall on renewed COVID concerns; commits to $1 million to community initiatives in response to George Floyd killing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img

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