Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer launched a new online COVID-19 data tracker. The platform uses data provided by the Florida Department of Health to show an updated look at the latest data on COVID-19 positive cases specific to the City of Orlando.
“As we continue to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, getting critical information out to our community continues to be a top priority,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
“Facts and data are one of the most critical tools we have as a government in informing the community in the effort to stop the spread of the virus.” Mayor Dyer noted, “We’ve put this data at the fingertips of our first responders so they know immediately when they may be responding to an area that has a positive COVID-19 case to allow for them to take any additional precautions that may be necessary to further ensure their safety and the safety of the public.”
“And we want to ensure that our Orlando residents have access to that data and the most up-to-date information,” Dyer stated.
Tracking COVID-19 cases
The platform includes a city-wide neighborhood map showing areas where the COVID-19 positive cases are more concentrated
This new platform includes information on the total number of COVID-19 positive cases city-wide and breakdowns of those cases by neighborhood. It will also include a city-wide neighborhood map showing areas where the COVID-19 positive cases are showing they are more concentrated.
Mayor Dyer cautioned while this new data shows more information on concentrations of COVID-19 cases that every Orlando resident must remain diligent in doing everything they can to further stop the spread of the virus.
Regularly updating data
“We want to continue to remind residents that regardless of where they live in the City of Orlando to remain diligent and stay at home. In addition, continue to follow CDC guidelines, including regularly washing your hands and practicing six feet of physical distancing and wearing face coverings when you must go outside of your home for essential errands or exercise.”
The city aims to update this data dashboard every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with the most recent data received from the Florida Department of Health. This schedule is dependent on the receipt of data from the Florida Department of Health.