Coronavirus update – May 11th

Coronavirus update – May 11th

Bottom Line: This daily update is designed to put everything in perspective with straight-forward facts. No hyperbole, no misinformation, no nonsense. As of today, 41 states are in phase one reopening as Palm Beach County joins 64 others in Florida’s phase one. The rate of new cases around the world, country and Florida generally continued to improve through the weekend – though Russia’s case count continues to spike. Russia is now third in the world in diagnosed cases behind only the US and Spain. Brazil, the country with the 2nd fastest rate of growth of new cases, had its worst week last week as well.

Here’s where we standas of now...


  • 4,194,047 – 283,992 deaths – 1,499,397 recovered


  • 1,367,638 cases – 80,787 deaths – 256,336 recovered


  • 40,596 cases – 1,721 deaths

The new case count was about flat in Florida last week as most of the state began to reopen. This will certainly be closely watched by state officials as they weigh next steps for South Florida and the rest of the state generally. Florida remains 8th in the country in total cases and 10th in deaths. We’re the third most populous state. Florida’s performing far better than most states on a relative basis. We’ve also tested more aggressively than most states, with only New York having tested more than Florida. The range in age for positive tests in our state ranges from infants to 105. More than half of all of Florida’s cases currently are in the tri-county area with Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach having the most cases in the state in that order.

The overall positive test rate in Florida continued to improve through the weekend dropping to yet another new low of 7.5% - that's down from the peak of 11%. As a reminder, the newest diagnosed cases are new cases obtained through community spread. This reinforces the importance of adhering to the warnings of public officials including social distancing and wearing masks in public. The average age of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in Florida is 52.

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