ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, Orange County officials announced new COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites opening this week.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said a COVID-19 testing site will open at Clarcona Ocoee Elementary on Tuesday, joining existing testing sites at Barnett Park and Econ Soccer Complex.
All three sites are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Demings said the new site comes as demand for testing continues to increase with around 3,000 people a day showing up to get tested.
Starting on Tuesday, Demings said the county will move its COVID-19 vaccination site from Barnett Park to Camping World Stadium. He said the vaccinations will be given in a drive-thru manner.
Demings said the goal is to make getting vaccinated as convenient as possible, to help slow the spread of the virus.
As of Monday, Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino said the county’s 14-day rolling positivity rate is 19.7%.
Pino said the county reported 1,458 new cases on Friday, 1,197 cases on Saturday, and 1,038 cases on Sunday.