Gov. DeSantis, Orlando Health say they believe Central Florida has passed its coronavirus peak

Governor Ron DeSantis spoke from Orlando Health on Sunday morning.

Gov. DeSantis opened the briefing noting how "successful Central Florida has been."

He said that despite having several worldwide attractions, numbers have stayed low and likely peaked.


David Strong, the CEO of Orlando Health, also spoke during the briefing.

He said he believed our peak has passed and that numbers in the greater Orlando area seemed to have peaked around April 1.

The curve is now going downward.

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The governor also spoke about increasing antibody testing.

He said that FDA-approved kits will arrive on May 1.

He again mentioned that pharmacists will be able to test people for coronavirus as well.

The governor and Orlando Health spoke about several other topics, including unemployment and how to properly wear a mask in public.

You can watch the full news conference below.

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The state is working on a plan to reopen the economy and they want public feedback from Floridians. 

A public submission portal has been launched and the Re-Open Florida task force welcomes all ideas.

As of Sunday morning, the Florida Department of Health has reported over 31,500 positive cases of coronavirus statewide.

The death toll stands at 1,074.


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