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.
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.
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.
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.