Disney fans, we’ll take any piece of good news we can get! Today, Florida is reporting the lowest coronavirus case increase since mid-June. Of course, that doesn’t come close to meaning we are done with this whole COVID-19 mess, but numbers are moving in the right direction.
As shared by OrlandoSentinel: “The Florida Department of Health reported 1,885 new coronavirus cases, the lowest since June 15. There have however been an added 68 new resident fatalities to bring the death toll to 11,187. An addition 144 nonresidents have died in the state for a combined toll of 11,331.
To date, 623,471 people have been infected statewide, or about one in 34 residents or 2.9% of the nearly 21.5 million population. The last time Florida reported lower than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases was on June 5.
Monday’s numbers come after a week of continued declines in reported cases and deaths. From Sunday to Sunday, the state saw 21,015 new cases and 794 newly reported deaths. That’s down from 27,155 cases and 873 deaths the previous week, and deaths have now been under 1,000 two weeks in row after three weeks straight from late July to mid-August. Reported deaths can come as late as one month after the actual date of death because of a lag time in reporting.”
While there’s no question we must remain diligent with safety first, we are excited to see how Florida’s numbers impact Walt Disney World’s phased reopening progress. We hope the downward trend continues to say the least. Stay safe!