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COVID SUNDAY: Johns Hopkins Says Florida Positivity 13.58 Percent, Florida DOH Says 5.52 Percent

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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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1 thought on “COVID SUNDAY: Johns Hopkins Says Florida Positivity 13.58 Percent, Florida DOH Says 5.52 Percent”

  1. Jonathan Schlessel

    How can you post an article like this without linking to the appropriate pages?

    Ed. Note: we have been. Sorry for the omission. Here is the JHU link today showing a positivity rate that remains significantly higher than the state reported rate. The JHU report is a seven day rolling average.

    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/region/us/florida

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