Over 20 more deaths in South Florida are blamed on the coronavirus but some of those deaths may have been from as far back as May and are just being reported now.
The Florida Department of Health yesterday announced 16 deaths in Miami-Dade County, three in Palm Beach County and two in Broward County.
Statewide, 77 deaths were announced yesterday and almost 89-hundred new cases. But are these numbers really representative of what’s going on in with the coronavirus in Florida?
For the most up-to-date numbers on COVID-19 in Florida, the FAU Tracker is a reliable resource for monitoring key metrics related to coronavirus in Florida and select South Florida counties. This tracker includes publicly available data provided by the state of Florida. The tracker arranges the figures in a format to give the clearest picture of the coronavirus pandemic in the Sunshine State.
There are three key metrics for monitoring: testing, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Note: with deaths, the key metric is the case fatality rate (CFR), which is calculated as the number of deaths divided by the number of confirmed cases. This is broken down by a number of age groups to highlight the fact that COVID-19 is most dangerous for the elderly.
FAU COVID-19 Tracker here.