March 15, 2021 UPDATE:
New York has had more deaths than Florida, even when accounting for population. The numbers it says it relies on are not far from what we saw recorded on Feb. 25, when New York was reporting about 247 deaths per 100,000 people compared with Florida’s 143.
How Florida compares on key coronavirus statistics to states with stricter requirements on businesses and residents
The 10 states below, other than Florida, had the strictest combined requirements on business openings and stay-at-home advisories on Nov. 30, according to the New York Times. We’ve compared these states to Florida on coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations per capita on Dec. 1.
Texas COVID Cases Drop to Record Low Nearly Three Weeks After Mask Mandate Lifted
March 29, 2021 – Today the 7-day Covid positivity rate dropped to a new recorded low: 4.95% and Hospitalizations dropped to a 6 month low
Original article published Oct 26th, 2020
Florida’s Covid-related deaths continue the rapid downward trend after opening up back in September.
Since Gov. Ron DeSantis reopened Florida in late September, the number of reported Covid-19 cases per week in the state has tripled while hospitalizations have continued to stay low. Hospitalizations are at same level as August 2020 currently at 3780 and way down from peak levels in July of 9570.
On September 25, DeSantis signed an executive order reopening the state, freeing restaurants and bars to operate at 100% capacity. In the week leading up to the order, Florida reported more than 17,000 new cases.