Florida Hits 7-Day COVID-19 Positivity Rate Below 5%
Florida’s coronavirus cases decreased 84% since August 2021, and the positivity rate reached one of the state health officials’ goals. At last, Florida hits a 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate below 5 percent.
What Does This Mean?
Orange County, Florida’s mayor, Jerry Demings, stated that when the positivity rate is below 5 percent for a certain time frame, then he would end the state of emergency. Orange County has been under a state of emergency since July 28, 2021.
COVID-19 metrics in Florida have gone down, including the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. In fact, Florida has not had a coronavirus positivity rate under 5 percent for three months.
Data scientist Dr. Eric Solomon said, “We are doing a good job in the state of pushing the delta variant out. The positivity rates are pretty even across all counties and they’re all dropping.”
How Did The Decrease Occur?
According to health officials, a positivity rate below 5 percent for a significant amount of time displays a control of the virus. However, Jerry Demings wants Orange County to have a positivity rate below 5 percent for at least fourteen days.
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So, you may be wondering how Florida hit a 7-day positivity rate below 5 percent. Also, how did they make such a decrease in the number of cases?
Dr. Solomon believes, “There’s been a lot of vaccinations that have been performed, and a lot of people have contracted the virus. You see less because there are fewer individuals available for the virus to infect.”
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