Florida COVID-19 cases top 100,000 with more than 5,000 now in Orange County

ORLANDO, Fla. — The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Florida topped 100,000 Monday.

Florida health officials reported nearly 3,000 cases and 12 additional deaths in the state on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 100,217 with 3,173 deaths.

Three of the latest deaths were reported in Central Florida including one each in Orange, Seminole and Lake counties.

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Across the state, the median age for those testing positive is 35. In Orange County, health officials said it’s even younger, at 29.

Orange County Medical Officer Dr. Raul Pino said that while those younger people are less likely to have severe effects from the virus, they are also more likely to partake in riskier behaviors that could spread the disease to others.

“If we don’t take the steps that we need to take, it will jump into the other population,” Pino said.

At least 150 recent cases, Pino said, were linked to one bar near the University of Central Florida. Many others have been traced to other bars in Orange County.

To get the county’s numbers back down, he said residents need to keep up with social distancing, wearing masks and washing their hands.

See a county-by-county breakdown of cases below, and click here for an interactive map of cases statewide:

Orange: 5,157 (+243)

Polk: 2,225 (+183)

Seminole: 1,361 (+96)

Volusia: 1,263 (+45)

Osceola: 1,080 (+28)

Brevard: 878 (+28)

Lake: 763 (+30)

Marion: 412 (+17)

Sumter: 286 (+2)

Flagler: 237 (+11)

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.