Health Department ceases daily COVID updates

Statistics on the coronavirus now will be provided weekly.

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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

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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