Almost 10,000 newly diagnosed cases of COVID in a single day.
Now that is saying something. Only NY has recorded more cases in a single day – 12,274 cases recorded on April 4th 2020. Think about that – NY cases peaked almost 3 months before Florida’s own record setting day. But Florida may not have peaked yet.
As I looked into the data, I realized this isn’t limited to a few counties. Its across the board. Take a look at the table below. Its shows those counties in Florida with populations greater than 100,000 – that have the highest rate of new case creation. These are 7 day average cases – to eliminate one off spikes and focus on the sustained trends.
1 week increase represents the change in weekly average over a 1 week period. In Pasco for example the weekly average is up 257% over that a week ago.
Contagious is the sum of all of the new cases over the last 2 weeks. In Miami-Dade, population 2.7m – there are at least 9,645 contagious people. Likely many more – as asymptomatic people either may not be tested, or others may not have been tested yet.
|County||New Cases per million||1 week increase||Population||Contagious|
The only relatively good news in Florida is that total fatalities per million since the begining of the COVID crisis are about 156, and for NY, the number is 1,637. So total deaths per million are still 10x greater than in Florida.