ORLANDO, Fla. - Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings on Thursday provided an update on the latest COVID-19 data and the county's response to the pandemic.
Mayor Demings said the latest numbers show a significant decrease in coronavirus cases. As a result of this, the county will be relaxing some mask protocols for county employees.
COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS
As of Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the Florida Department of Health is reporting that Orange County’s 14-day rolling positivity rate is 6.4%. Additional County statistics:
- CDC level of community transmission HIGH
- Eligible residents (5+) who have at least one vaccine dose: 76 percent
- Total positive cases for Orange County residents: 382,130
- Total deaths attributed to COVID-19: 2,689
In other news, Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond announced that Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections received by Orange County for January 2022 were $22,414,200. That represents a 189.9% increase over January 2021.
Month-over-month, January collections were lower than December collections by $5.8 million and were lower than January 2020 collections by $3.6 million. These were the lowest pre-pandemic January collections since January 2017. The chart below shows monthly TDT collections for the current fiscal year and the previous three fiscal years.