Interested in taking a more granular look at how coronavirus is impacting Miami? You can now track COVID-19 cases across the state using the latest data from the Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection.
Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard contains all sorts of interesting information broken out by county. The numbers of cases and testing, including positive residents, hospital admissions and deaths, are updated around 11:30am and 6:30pm daily.
As of this morning, the state reported 8,010 total cases and 128 deaths, with a staggering 1,100 new cases on April 1 alone. Miami accounts for more than a quarter of the state’s total COVID-19 cases with 2,202, and 7 deaths. New cases in Dade peaked on March 31, at 413, and lowered to 255 on April 1.
Of more than 12,211 tests issued in Dade, 2,202 or 18 percent came back positive. And despite people aged 65 and older being more at risk, people aged 45 to 54 currently have the highest distribution of COVID-19 cases in Dade County, followed closely by people aged 25 to 34 (millennials, we see you, and we’re not pleased).
Only time will tell whether Florida’s slow response compared to other populated cities made its coronavirus outbreak worse. Considering our state population is among the most at-risk, we’re just thankful Governor Ron DeSantis finally issued a statewide stay-at-home order, which went into effect at midnight this morning.
Tinker around with the dashboard for yourself, which also has options to expand to a global heatmap, to explore all the latest stats.
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