OKEECHOBEE — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 19 report shows 1,169 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Okeechobee County since testing began in March. The positive cases include 1,165 Okeechobee County residents and four nonresidents, and range in age from 0 to 94.
The county has had 12 deaths and 119 hospitalizations (116 residents and three nonresidents) related to COVID-19 to date. According to the Agency for Health Care Administration, 12 COVID-19 positive Okeechobee County residents were hospitalized as of Aug. 18.
According to FDOH, 8,854 tests have been done in Okeechobee County for a positive rate of 13.2%.