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.
FinMango and Florida COVID Action are partnering on a ground-breaking joint project, launching the nation’s first COVID-19 dataset focusing on coronavirus cases in every K-12 school district in the U.S.A.
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.
As cases continue to increase in Florida (12,444 new cases for today), a lot of discussion lately has focused on the mortality rate (and to a lesser extent, the hospitalization and survival rates). We take a closer look at these trends by age group considering the reporting lag by DOH.
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
Trends in age groups for cases in Florida; July 14, 2020, with additional data for select Florida counties.
Updates to case, hospitalization and fatality rates, as of July 12, 2020.