ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County Health Officer Dr. Pino said Orange County is seeing a decrease in COVID-19 ER visits and hospital admissions.
The daily positive rate has gone down three days in a row, according to the department of health.
Dr. Pino wants Orange County residents to continue with safety measures and guidelines in place.
“We need to continue to drive this down,” Pino said.
There have been more than 33,400 cases of COVID-19 in Orange County.
The median age for COVID-19 in the county is 36, according to the department of health.
The DOH reports there have been 1,006 hospitalizations and 351 deaths in the county from the virus.
Pino said as of yesterday there were 54 people in ICU beds, this number on July 18 was 104.
Students enrolled in in-person instruction will return to the classroom in Orange County on Friday.
The DOH reports 1,503 kids under the age of 15 have tested positive for COVID-19.
Last week a 9-year-old at Circle Christian School tested positive for COVID-19.
The student went to class at the Winter Garden campus.
School officials said the other students and the teacher were asked to quarantine and get tested for the virus.