The Badger dives into a few of Florida’s “covid truther” myths in this week’s analysis.
Case rates for select Florida counties, based on district reporting of cases in students and staff, and total enrollment in face-to-face instruction.
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.
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.
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.
A few deaths in Leon county seem to have disappeared, but we’re working to identify all missing deaths as we continue to improve our site.
A missing death from Liberty County Correctional has our data reviewers chasing ghosts.
Trends in cases by age group; Deaths by report date, and deaths by date of death: July 17, 2020
Florida COVID-19 Deaths by Date Death Was Reported: July 16, 2020
Trends in age groups for cases in Florida; July 14, 2020, with additional data for select Florida counties.