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CDC says all of Central Florida now considered ‘low’ COVID-19 community level

ORLANDO, Fla. — Central Florida is seeing more good news in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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In its latest update on COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified all Central Florida counties as having a low COVID-19 community level.

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Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.

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Orange, Osceola, Lake, Seminole, Marion, Sumter, Flagler, Volusia and Brevard counties are all marked as low, according to the CDC.

Last week, the CDC reported that Orange, Lake, Seminole, Marion, Sumter, Flagler and Volusia counties has a “medium” COVID-19 community level.

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The agency says 98% of Americans now live in a low COVID-19 community level area.

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