A comparison of positive coronavirus test rates between Florida counties shows that three of the 25 largest counties in Florida have rates below five percent. Those counties are Marion, Pasco, and Leon.
The data is from the Florida Department of Health as of April 4th.
Dr. Birx, who serves as the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has recently discussed how this measurement is used by decision makers to identify “hot spots.”
Dr. Birx indicated that states or regions with over 10% positive test rates raise concerns among experts and fall in the “hot spot” category.
Based on this information, the Florida counties that appear to be testing in a troubling direction are Miami-Dade (18.7%), Palm Beach (18.2%), Manatee (15.2%), and Osceola (14.5%).
As of April 4th, the Florida positive test rate was 10.8%.
Percent Positive Test Results for
25 Largest Florida Counties