Orange County continues downward trend in COVID-19 cases, positivity rate

The COVID-19 positivity rate and overall number of cases continue to decline from week to week in Orange County.

According to the Florida Department of Health weekly COVID-19 report, Orange County’s positivity rate (15.1%) ranked ninth among the state’s 67 counties last week. The report, which includes cases reported between February 4 and February 10, indicates that 6,369 residents tested positive for COVID-19 during the week.

That number is nearly 20% lower than it was the previous week, when the county reported 7,934 cases and a positivity rate over 18%.

Since the pandemic began, approximately 366,605 residents in Orange County have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to state health officials, approximately 1,053,945 residents have been vaccinated in Orange County. That represents around 77% of all eligible residents over the age of five.

Last week, 1,971 residents received a vaccine in Orange County.

For testing and vaccinations, residents may visit Barnett Park, located at 4801 W Colonial Drive. For testing only, visit the Econ Soccer Complex (8035 Yates Road) or South Orange Youth Sports Complex (11800 S Orange Avenue).

For more information from local health officials, visit the Florida Department of Health in Orange County webpage.

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