Some evidence of COVID-19 slowing down in Florida
The first graph shows the number of new COVID-19 cases reported each day. There was a rapid increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported each day over the past month. However, there was a slight dip in the number of new cases reported recently. We will have to wait to see if this is a blip or part of a new trend.
The second graph shows the number of new COVID-19 related hospitalizations reported each day. The number of new hospitalizations each day has had a sustained decline. It is important to remember that new people are still being hospitalized with COVID-19 everyday. However, hopefully this slow down means we are doing a better job of protecting the most vulnerable.
I suspect the slow down shown in these graphs reflects the control measures put in place in the more urban counties. Many of the more rural areas have been slower to implement control measures and I expect the situation in those areas to get worse before it gets better. We will be monitoring the situation and report as more data rolls in.
Data source: https://open-fdoh.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/florida-covid19-case-line-data
Data obtained: 2020-04-05 at 7:30 PM