As Disney World Crowds Grow, COVID-19 Cases Drop

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During the pandemic, Florida has been one of the top travel destinations for many. However, the COVID-19 cases have always been cause for concern.

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Throughout the pandemic, we have seen COVID-19 cases dramatically rise in the state of Florida. Although there have still been many who have decided to travel to Disney World despite the case count, some travelers have admitted to canceling their vacation due to the risk and crowds.

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Now, it seems we finally have some good news! The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that COVID-19 cases have dropped, “sending the 7-day average below 3,000 for the first time since July 7”.

The 7-day average for daily deaths was 240 on Wednesday, according to Sun Sentinel calculations based on the change in the state’s overall death count. The 7-day average for new daily cases was 2,870.

There have been 3,614,272 confirmed cases of COVID in the state and at least 57,303 Floridians have died since the start of the pandemic.

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If we take a look at the chart below, we can see that the months of August and September had record-breaking COVID-19 cases, with the worst spike the state had seen since the start of the pandemic. The good thing here is the dramatic decline in cases, as we can see going into the month of October.

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Another positive note is that “Orange County saw a 31% drop in cases and a 49% increase in deaths.” On top of this, Guests visiting Disney World can be assured that there are still a lot of safety measures in place for their protection. Masks are still mandatory indoors while on the property, and there is hand sanitizer around every corner. Disney also still continues to encourage social distancing. However, it is no longer mandated in queues.

Do you feel comfortable visiting Disney World at the moment? Let us know in the comments below. 


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