ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of the county that is home to Florida’s theme park mecca says they’re “in crisis mode” over a soaring number of COVID-19 infections.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said Monday that Florida has accounted for a fifth of the nation’s new infections.
The county that’s home to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort is seeing about 1,000 new cases a day.
Demings says area hospitals are approaching capacity. Orange County’s positivity rate for the virus has tripled to 14% from about 4.3% a month ago. Demings said central Florida hospitals are approaching capacity.