7.1% of Osceola County COVID-19 tests are positive, below state average

Osceola County has a lower positive rate than the state of Florida

Drive-thru testing site opens in Osceola County
Drive-thru testing site opens in Osceola County

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Osceola County leaders held a news conference Friday to provide an update on the county’s response to coronavirus.

According to Chairwoman Viviana Janer, 7.1% of the tests given in Osceola County return a positive result, which is below the state’s 7.6%.

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The 7.1% of positive tests mean Osceola County is in the target range for positive results.

According to the Florida Department of Health, Osceola County has had 554 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Friday morning. The county has had 135 people in the hospital and has reported 12 deaths as a result of the respiratory illness.

Click below to re-watch the news conference from Friday afternoon.

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