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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021 6 days ago

Health Department ceases daily COVID updates

Statistics on the coronavirus now will be provided weekly.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

The Florida Department of Health will no longer give daily updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, including new cases and deaths, now that more people are getting vaccinated and the positivity rate has fallen below 5%.

The state is shifting to the next phase of the pandemic, and Mayor Jerry Demings announced an end to Orange County’s state of emergency in his State of the County address on Friday, June 4. The state’s state of emergency remains in effect through June 26.

The health department will provide coronavirus reports each Friday.

Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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