Countering Some Myths About COVID-19 in Florida; October 19, 2020

The Badger dives into a few of Florida’s “covid truther” myths in this week’s analysis.

Florida K-12 Case Rates by District, Aug. 10- Oct. 3, 2020

Case rates for select Florida counties, based on district reporting of cases in students and staff, and total enrollment in face-to-face instruction.

Limited Audit of DOH data compared to data provided by districts for the overlapping time period

This report was written as part of a data quality review for recently released data by the Florida Department of Health, in conjunction with both The COVID Monitor and FloridaCovidAction.com.

How a change in reporting policy created a dramatic change in counting deaths

After reaching out to the Florida Department of Health about the dramatic change in reporting, they confirmed in an email that the official policy of how they reported deaths changed sometime between June and August.

Deaths reported, cases, mortality and hospitalizations by age group and gender: July 29, 2020

July 29 set a new record for reported deaths with 217 (residents and non-residents). Cases are trending downward in most age groups, but mortality rates tell a different story.