COVID-19 latest information for Orlando, Florida

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Orlando-area health leaders discuss COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans

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ClickOrlando.com

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Orlando, Florida

Last reviewed

4/20/2021 10:00 a.m. EST

Overview

The Florida Department of Health reported 4,290 new cases on Monday, bringing the state’s overall total to 2,173,138 cases since the virus was first detected on March 1, 2020.

Deaths

Florida reported 33 new virus-related deaths Monday, bringing the death toll to 35,142. This number includes the 671 non-residents who died in Florida.

Vaccines

FDOH reports 5,113,056 people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. These individuals either received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or completed a two-shot series.

Social distancing

Dr. Ali Mokdad, an epidemiologist with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, does not believe the U.S., Florida or Central Florida will reach herd immunity by fall.

Mask mandates

Orange County is working on plans to begin phasing out its current rules on masks and social distancing. The county needs to be at 50% inoculated.

Health care status

As of Tuesday morning, there were currently 3,467 people with the virus hospitalized in Florida, according to the state Agency for Health Care Administration.

Schools

Universal Orlando will again host events for gradating middle and high school seniors beginning next spring.

Theme parks

Walt Disney World is now offering the coronavirus vaccine for its employees. It also relaxed its mask policy for guests taking photos outdoors.

Businesses & facilities

Coronavirus vaccination records show detailed information for all of Florida’s 67 counties may not be readily available.

Public transport

Seniors needing a ride to their vaccine appointment at the Orange County Convention Center can ride for free with Lynx, as well as to the FEMA site. Service of the I-RIDE Trolley, which operates in Orlando’s tourist district, has been suspended indefinitely.

How to help

If you’d like to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a list of groups to which you can donate.