Orange County has ‘effectively contained the virus,’ mayor says

VIDEO: Orange County has ‘effectively contained the virus,’ mayor says

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said Tuesday during a news conference that Orange County has “effectively contained" the COVID-19 virus.

Florida reports 44 deaths linked to COVID-19 as daily cases remain below 2K

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The two-week COVID-19 positivity rate average for Orange County is 4.8%, Demings said.

WATCH LIVE: Orange County officials give coronavirus update

WATCH LIVE: Orange County officials give coronavirus update. Read: at.wftv.com/3bBCF2d

Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

For the second straight day, health officials reported less than 2,000 new cases of coronavirus statewide.

Reporter Lauren Seabrook is at the news conference, pressing officials for more details. She’ll report what she learns live on Channel 9 Eyewitness News.