Mayor hosts State of Orange County as COVID-19 cases rise

Event will address the accomplishments, challenges the county faces

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Mayor Jerry Demings provided the annual State of Orange County address Friday morning speaking about the accomplishments and challenges the community faces.

The mayor also announced a new regional campaign to encourage businesses and residents to use COVID-19 safety guidelines.

[RELATED: More than half of COVID-19 cases in Orange County diagnosed in last 2 weeks]

The State of The County was a virtual event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 7,800 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county and more than 430 people have been hospitalized with the virus.

Since March, 56 people have died from the virus in Orange County.

[RELATED: Orange County residents required to wear face masks under new executive order]

The county recently issued a mandate requiring residents to wear a mask in hopes to limit the spread of the virus.

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