Florida stops posting cumulative COVID-19 results, focuses on daily numbers

Laura Dyrda (Twitter) –
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

The Florida health department stopped reporting the general COVID-19 positivity rate and total variety of tests administered, numbers it has published since March, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

The states daily COVID-19 reports will concentrate on the variety of tests reported and positivity rate for the previous 14 days, according to a News 6 report. The change aligns with the CDCs suggestions for calculating the percent of favorable cases and plainly interacting that number for public health decision-making, according to Mr. Mahone.

Jason Mahone, communications director for the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said the agency chose to stop reporting those numbers to provide more “clear precise info,” saying the cumulative number does not reflect the states existing status.

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