ORANGE COUNTY, FLA. — The latest COVID-19 deaths reported in Orange County involved a baby less than a year old, health officials said on Monday.
Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino said the county has reported 56 additional virus-related deaths since last Thursday. He said they ranged in age from 0 to 95 years old. Of those, he said, 10 of the people who died were fully vaccinated.
Pino said he believes the county reached its peak in new virus cases about two weeks ago, and that the 14-day rolling positivity rate is down from a high of 21% a few weeks ago to 13.3%.
Mayor Jerry Demings said the county’s vaccination rate has continued to increase, with 71% of eligible people having received at least one shot.
Demings said 72% of all Orange County employees have now been vaccinated, which includes 80% non-union and 63% union employees.