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February 3, 2022 7:34 AM

Key Takeaways: Orange County News Conference – 2/2/2022

COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS

As of Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the Florida Department of Health is reporting that Orange County’s 14-day rolling positivity rate is 25.8 percent. Additional County statistics:

  • CDC level of community transmission: HIGH
  • Eligible residents (5+) who have at least one vaccine dose: 75 percent
  • Total positive cases for Orange County residents: 365,411
  • Total deaths contributed to COVID-19: 2,436 (112 in January 2022)

It is important for residents to remember that the best way to stay healthy is to continue following CDC guidelines to prevent getting sick.

COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINATIONS

COVID-19 testing and vaccination services are readily available throughout Orange County. Residents have several options to seek services from local government, retail and federal partners. It is important to know that testing and vaccination services operated by Orange County Government Health Services will continue to operate throughout February.

Testing Services

For more information, visit ocfl.net/Testing.

Vaccination Services

For more information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.

COVID-19 WASTEWATER MONITORING

Orange County Government’s Utilities Department continues its participation in the National Wastewater Surveillance System. Latest test results for COVID-19 virus remnants per liter from Wednesday, February 2, 2022, include:

  • South: 633,465 gc/L (90 percent decrease from last month)
  • East: 1,082,423 gc/L (84 percent decrease from last month)
  • Northwest: 874,643 gc/L (93 percent decrease from last month)


TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTIONS

Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond announced that Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections received by Orange County for December 2021 were $28,244,100, a 164.3 percent increase compared to December 2020. Additional month-to-month statistics include:

  • December 2021 collections were higher than November 2021 collections by $3.2 million
  • December 2021 collections were higher than December 2019 collections just $2.4 million
  • December 2021 collections were the highest December collection on record
  • December 2021 collections were the third highest collections on record overall

For more TDT information, visit the Office of the Comptroller’s website to read its news release.