Coronavirus update – July 14th
Bottom Line: This daily update is designed to put everything in perspective with straight-forward facts. No hyperbole, no misinformation, no nonsense. Monday brought about the second highest new daily case counts in the United States and in Florida. With cases continuing to surge California and Oregon closed bars and ended indoor dinning at restaurants. Policy that’s similar to what Miami-Dade recently implemented.
For closed cases around the world, the death rate has been 7% since the onset of the pandemic. In the United States it stands at 8% currently.
Here’s where we stand as of now...
- 13,242,693 – 575,663 deaths – 7,709,166 recovered
- 3,479,483 cases – 138,247 deaths – 1,549,469 recovered
- 282,435 cases – 4,277 deaths - 33,290 recovered
In Florida, we had our second highest daily new case count with 12,624 new cases and are now averaging over 10k per day over the past week while averaging 72 daily deaths – both new highs. While there’s a hope we’ll see a leveling off that’s unclear currently. Hospitalizations are at the highest levels of the pandemic and Governor DeSantis has requested 1,500 emergency nurses from FEMA to alleviate the burden and staffing issues around the state. DeSantis confirmed that the state received a shipment of remdesivir, reached Florida’s hospitals over the weekend to treat critically ill patients.
South Florida remains the epicenter of the virus with Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties having the most cases in that order. There are 92 zip codes in South Florida which are hotspots including 19 in Palm Beach County, 25 in Broward and 48 in Miami-Dade.
The overall positive test rate continues to rise in Florida. After reaching a low of 5.2%,the rate since testing began has risen to 10.7%- including testing at greater than 10% positive, the target rate, each day since June 22nd. The average age of someone diagnosed with the virus remains 39. We’re seeing the spike in cases coming from both an increase in testing and predominantly from increased community spread. The reinforces the importance of using proper safety measures like wearing masks in public and socially distancing.
Florida is 3rd in total cases, while the state is 9th in deaths. Florida is the third most populous state, so despite current struggles – we've fared in-line with overall cases, while better than average with outcomes. With over 138,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, it is the deadliest virus in the United States since the 1918 pandemic which killed over 675,000 Americans.