Officials Seeing “Clear, Sustained Deceleration of the Pandemic” Across Orange County; No Outbreaks Tied to Walt Disney World
Disney Parks fans eager to return to Walt Disney World can begin to plan with some assurance that COVID-19 rates are finally decreasing after a sudden spike earlier this summer.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Orange County officials are tracking declining positivity and hospitalization rates, with six consecutive weeks of a marked decline in new cases, and the lowest positivity rate in two months at just 7.58%. The positivity rate has remained under 10% for two weeks now, with 5% being the new target.
The Sentinel reports that outbreaks have been tracked in smaller workplaces and long-term care facilities across the neighboring Osceola County, mainly due to individuals who have gone to work while symptomatic. State health officers stress the importance of hand washing, social distancing, and face coverings moving forward to keep numbers trending in the right direction.