The mayor of the Florida county that is home to Disney World and Universal Studios is raising the alarm about an increase of Covid-19 cases in the area, claiming that the county is now in “crisis mode” as it deals with the infection rate’s worsening. These are incredible figures. Every day in Orange County, we see roughly 1,000 new cases.
Those were the figures at their highest point last year. So a thousand a day is quite remarkable. We are currently in a state of emergency. Vaccinations are still being administered to residents, but at a slow pace. We need to move the needle forward more quickly. At least one dose of the vaccine has been given to 61.59 percent of Orange County inhabitants aged 12 and up.Urging the county’s residents to get vaccinated, Demings added: “We, as a community, need to work together to slow the spread.” According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida is experiencing an increase in coronavirus cases, with every county in the state having “high” levels of community transmission.
Florida accounted for over a quarter of all new cases in the United States over the past week, more than any other state. The state’s case rate, which has averaged around 49 new cases per 100,000 people per day over the last week, is more than three times the national rate of about 16 new cases per 100,000 people per day. Over the preceding week, only Arkansas and Louisiana had greater case rates.