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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 11:27 PM

Florida adds 2,628 coronavirus cases, 131 deaths Thursday

Source: Tampa Bay Times

Florida’s total of coronavirus infections reached 709,144 Thursday, with 2,628 additional cases reported over the last 24 hours. The Florida Department of Health announced 131 additional coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 14,619.

On average, the state has announced about 94 deaths per day this week.

Hospitalizations: According to the latest numbers from the Agency for Health Care Administration, there are 2,085 people hospitalized in Florida due to COVID-19. In Tampa Bay, there are 419 in hospitals with a primary diagnosis of coronavirus.

Statewide, there were 213 new admissions reported Thursday. About 33 of them were in the Tampa Bay region.

Read more: https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/10/01/florida-adds-2628-coronavirus-cases-131-deaths-thursday/

The interesting thing is that Florida's official published positivity rate is about five percent, which is still pretty concerning. However, its calculations do not include positive retests, thus over emphasizing negative test and retest results. In contrast, John Hopkins University reported Florida’s positivity rate at 11.03 percent on Thursday. Before loosening social distancing guidelines, a region should stay at a positivity rate of five percent or less for at least two weeks, according to the World Health Organization.

So, what you have in Florida is the lowest number of tests taken per 1000 people in the entire nation, plus cooked numbers on positivity rate, which is all designed to make Florida, the third largest State, look better than it is even though it has the more daily deaths than California, which has twice FL's population.


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Fri Oct 2, 2020, 06:02 AM

1. Interestingly, FL is 29th highest in daily new cases (7 day mvg avg), (below the median) and


and cases are trending down: 18% down in the last 14 days, and down about 80% from their July peak (which was extremely high on both a percapita and raw count basis).

So they are doing an excellent job of limiting testing and cooking the numbers. Better than most other states at that.

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Fri Oct 2, 2020, 10:58 AM

2. Florida has the Lowest # of Tests Per Capita...

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...so despite the fact that they are trying to restrict tests, they are still reporting a lot of new cases and they also have a high positivity rate, plus more deaths than California, a state that has twice the population of Florida.

The problem is that this will probably blow up again in about a month, though perhaps that is the goal, to create an illusion that Florida is beating the virus going into the election before everything falls apart.

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Fri Oct 2, 2020, 10:40 PM

4. Friday night 840p in Las Vegas - earthcam. Fremont Street - really crowded tonight

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