ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida health officials reported more than 6,000 new cases of COVID-19 and 58 related deaths in the past 24 hours.
Five of those deaths were in Polk County as well as two in Orange County and one in Volusia County.
Florida now has a total 152,434 cases and 3,505 deaths.
See a county-by-county breakdown of cases below, and click here for an interactive map of cases statewide:
Orange: 10,314 (+300)
Seminole: 2,566 (+89)
Volusia: 2,105 (+81)
Brevard: 1,793 (+77)
Osceola: 2,026 (+107)
Lake: 1,302 (+50)
Sumter: 345 (+11)
Marion: 672 (+17)
Flagler: 310 (+8)
Polk: 3,836 (+154)
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that Florida’s plan to combat the spread of the virus going forward needs to be to “protect the vulnerable.”
During a news conference on Tuesday, DeSantis also declined to answer a question about extending the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the pandemic. He has extend the order once before, but it is again scheduled to expire Wednesday.
The Orange County Convention Center regional COVID-19 testing site reached its capacity for antibody testing in just over 30 minutes after it opened on Tuesday.
Officers from the Florida Association of Public Information tweeted just after 9:30 a.m. that antibody testing was filled for the day. Testing at the site opens daily at 9 a.m.
Officials also announced Tuesday that they are now providing COVID-19 testing through nasopharyngeal swabs.
Click here to find out where to find COVID-19 testing in Central Florida.
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