Orange County leaders encouraged by COVID-19 positivity rate

Video: Orange County leaders encouraged by COVID-19 positivity rate

ORLANDO, Fla. — 400 kids in the Orange County school district have had COVID-19 since school started.

But even with these numbers and the rising numbers across the country, health directors are encouraged with where Orange County is on the positivity rate right now.

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Residents are still waiting to see what COVID-19 cases will look like in the fall months, and if Orange County will see another spike.

“Our positivity rate is at 5.3%. It was 4.8 on Monday,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings.

Orange County Health Director Raul Pino said he is encouraged by the way things are going.

But there are still areas causing concern. The people with positive cases continue to be younger.

Pino said the University of Central Florida area is still a hot spot, including the places off campus where college students are frequenting.

He said strike teams are on the way to the businesses to make sure they are in compliance.

See the full report in the video above.