COVID-19 positivity rate slightly higher in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The 14-day rolling positivity rate continues to move slightly higher in Orange County.


The health department said the rate is now at 8.4%.

It’s up from 8% on Monday.

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Doctors said a rate under 5% means the virus is under control.

Meanwhile, the nationwide coronavirus death toll is nearing the 1 million mark more than two years after the United States logged its first laboratory-confirmed case in January 2020.

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Nearly 510 million coronavirus cases and more than 6.2 million deaths have been reported globally over the course of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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