Leaders in Seminole County held a news conference Thursday to provide updates on the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, the Florida Department of Health reported 2,628 new cases of coronavirus, beginning October with a new total of 709,144 cases since the virus was first detected in the state.4
In Seminole County, 10 new cases brought the county’s running total to 9,107 since the pandemic first began.
In addition to the new cases, health officials also reported four new hospitalizations and two new deaths.
Seminole County continues to have a mask mandate in place.
”The mask ordinance remains in place, again following CDC guidelines, we highly recommend just like CDC does that you do the social distancing, wash your hands and put on a mask when you can’t keep that social distance,” Chairman Jay Zembower said.
On Monday, the county issued an executive order suspending fines and penalties for the mask mandate in accordance with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order.