Orange County provides coronavirus update

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings on Wednesday provided an update on COVID-19 data and the county’s response to the pandemic and efforts to monitor the omicron variant, along with an update on testing and vaccinations.

As of Tuesday, January 11, 2022, the Florida Department of Health is reporting that Orange County’s 14-day rolling positivity rate is 40.79%. Additional County statistics:

  • CDC level of community transmission
  • Eligible residents (5+) who have at least one vaccine dose: 73 percent
  • Total positive cases for Orange County residents: 319,144

Orange County’s 14-day rolling positivity rate has increased by ten points since last week

DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING

Orange County Government’s Health Services Department continues to operate the following free drive-thru testing sites. Residents are encouraged to arrive early due to the region’s high demand for testing.

Barnett Park

4801 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808

Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until daily capacity is reached

Econ Soccer Complex

8035 Yates Road, Orlando, FL 32807

Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until daily capacity is reached

South Orange Youth Sports Complex

11800 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32824

Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until daily capacity is reached

The City of Orlando has also opened a free drive-thru testing site at Camping World Stadium.

Camping World Stadium

1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, FL 32805

Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until daily capacity is reached.

For more information about testing, or for additional locations, visit ocfl.net/Testing.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

It is important to know there are many location options for eligible individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccination or booster in Orange County, including Orange County’s Barnett Park, select Orange County Public Schools, Federal Retail Pharmacies, VA Orlando Health Care and other various community sites.

Barnett Park offers vaccinations for individuals 5 years old and older:

Individuals 12+ Years Old

Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until daily capacity is reached

Drive-thru: 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808

 Children 5-11 Years Old

Saturday and Sunday only, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until daily capacity is reached

Marlin Room, inside main building: 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808

To find a vaccination site near you, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine or Vaccines.gov.

COVID-19 WASTEWATER MONITORING
Orange County Government’s Utilities Department continues its participation in the National Wastewater Surveillance System.

Latest test results from Monday, January 10, 2022:

  • Eastern: 5.5 million gc/L (down from 15.7 million last week)
  • South: 3.5 million gc/L (down from 11.5 million last week)
  • Northwest: 10.2 million gc/L (down from 18.7 million last week)

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