FLORIDA INFECTIONS TOP 600,000
WILL PERCENT POSITIVE REPORTING DIFFERENCES LEAD TO DEATHS?
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida Department of Health continues to release “positivity rate” data that is significantly different than what experts at Johns Hopkins University are calculating. For Saturday though 11:59 p.m., the Florida Department of Health reports a positivity rate in Florida as 5.52-percent. But Johns Hopkins says Florida’s rolling 7 day positivity rate is really 13.58-percent. It’s a huge difference from a public health perspective.
For Saturday though 11:59 p.m., the Florida Department of Health reports a positivity rate in Florida as 5.52-percent. But Johns Hopkins says Florida’s rolling 7 day positivity rate is really 13.58-percent. It’s a huge difference from a public health perspective.
The DOH reported decline comes in the days before schools in Palm Beach County, Broward and Miami-Dade are preparing for distance-learning only. But in Palm Beach County, where the DOH reports a positivity rate of 3.54 percent, the school board has declared it will open schools for “brick and mortar” learning just a week after Palm Beach County moves to Phase 2. The lower the positivity rate, the more likely a move to phase 2 happens within days.
If the official Florida numbers are a lie — as many perceive them to be — the result will be dramatic increases in hospitalizations and deaths within a month of the Phase 2 initiation and schools opening for in-person education.
By the numbers, Palm Beach County logged no COVID-19 related deaths on Saturday through 11:59 p.m. with 187 new COVID-19 cases. Palm Beach County overall has logged 1,059 deaths with 40,570 infections.
Statewide, Florida reported 51 new COVID-19 deaths with 2,957 new COVID-19 infections. Florida’s total is now 10,325 deaths with 600,571 COVID-19 infections.
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