Osceola County leaders discuss the County’s response to COVID-19

Re-watch news conference below

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

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Officials in Osceola County are expected to hold a news conference Friday to provide an update on the County’s response to coronavirus.

During the news conference, officials said that county buildings will begin reopening during phase 2 of the Governor’s reopen Florida initiative.

All county libraries will be opening at 25% capacity, Chairwoman Viviana Janer said.

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Janer added that around 7% of the coronavirus tests given in Osceola County return a positive result, which was below the state’s 7.6%.

On Friday, Osceola County officials said the County has seen 600 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 since early March.

16 people in Osceola County have died after contracting COVID-19, officials said.

According to county officials, over 9,000 tests have been given.

Re-watch Friday’s news conference below.

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