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Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:07 PM

I'm confused by the FL COVID-19 numbers

Checking Johns Hopkins site, Florida cases have disappeared.
Thusday the local fox affiliate said there were 30.
Friday, AP reported had started testing and 45 cases were confirmed with results for 142 pending.
Friday, DeSantis announced 0 cases.

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Response to Coleman (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:17 PM

2. 1point3acres shows 51 cases (1 new case today) and 2 fatalities.

https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/en

The NYT tracker is good too; it just tends to be behind because I don't think they update constantly, just several times a day.

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Response to Coleman (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:20 PM

3. If Ohio has 100,000, we must have a million here.

They are playing with fire here in FL., the state with the most at risk population. My granddaughter's school started spring break today, we got a letter from the school yesterday, if school hasn't been cancelled when they are scheduled to go back and we keep her home(we will), her absences will be excused.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:23 PM

6. The two factors are - population & community spread.

If the cases can still all be traced to cruise ships (for example) then not that many. If they are community spread, it would be a percentage of the population.

Ohio's estimate is based on the presence of 2 community spread cases.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:25 PM

7. I find it hard to believe there wouldn't be community spread in

places like Orlando, Miami, even Daytona right now.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:29 PM

9. There almost certainly is - but Ohio did not estimate number of cases

in Ohio until the 5th case (the second community spread). The first 3 cases were traceable to cruises and travel to Egypt (if memory serves me).

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:33 PM

10. I believe so.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:13 PM

12. If there are 2 community spread cases,

multiply the population of Florida by 1% for a rough estimate of those infected.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:14 PM

13. 210,000.😳

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Response to Coleman (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:20 PM

4. DeSantis is an unqualified liar

Way over his head

I'm surprised he doesn't have a cabinet position

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:28 PM

8. Right, and this is a frightening sentence, Rick Scott may have

been a fraction better. I am well aware of how awful he was, but I went through 2 hurricanes under his leadership and didn't have to go through, half of what those in the panhandle are still going through under Desantis.



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Response to Coleman (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:21 PM

5. This is the Florida DOH site with some numbers fwiw

http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/

I was just listening to some Florida health official on NPR radio, the criteria for getting tested and the necessary associated conditions for the providers administering the test, are so restrictive contributing to the very low numbers.

It's management by exception, you don't get tested unless you are symptomatic. Not exactly a proactive effort.

There were five cases from Port Everglades discussed by some rep related to the port. I think 3 of the cases came from a Princess Cruise lines, subcontractor working portside.

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Response to Coleman (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:47 PM

11. The Johns Hopkins site has been screwy all day. Another DUer did a post on the fact that it had

been hacked.

Who does that? But there it is.

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