Coronavirus update – May 28th

Coronavirus update – May 28th

Bottom Line: This daily update is designed to put everything in perspective with straight-forward facts. No hyperbole, no misinformation, no nonsense. After crossing the 100,000-death threshold over the prior day, the news didn’t change much nationally on Wednesday. Total cases in the United States were slightly higher than the three previous days but still below the two-week trendline. We did seek a spike in new deaths however, with deaths totaling the most since May 19th. It’s a reminder than the threat of the virus was and is very real. COVID-19 is the deadliest virus in the United States since the 1918 pandemic which killed an estimated 500,000 people. Brazil and Russia, second and third in total cases, continue to see rapid growth in cases, and remain the world’s newest hot spots. Here’s where we stand as of now...


  • 5,803,099 – 357,693 deaths – 2,508,830 recovered


  • 1,745,803 cases – 102,107 deaths – 490,130 recovered


  • 52,634 cases – 2,320 deaths

In Florida, the news was pretty good yesterday. With just 379 new diagnosed cases, it was the best day for our state since May 8th, nearly three weeks ago. This continues to illustrate Florida’s success in reopening the state while increasing testing and experiencing a reduction in new cases.

Florida continues to outperform the country as a whole.We’re the third most populous state but just 9th in total cases and 11th in deaths. 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. More than half of all of Florida’s cases remain 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 dropped to another new low of 5.6%.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 54.

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