The past Thursday, Dr. Birx, who serves as the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, held a press conference and provided an assessment of how states are handling the battle with the coronavirus.
Based on the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive, Dr. Birx identified states that are currently hot spots. She also used the information to identify future hot spots.
With a positive test rate between 10-11%, Florida was not mentioned as a future hot spot.
Birx said, “We do have two states that have 35 percent positives, and that’s New York and New Jersey. So that confirms very clearly that that’s a very clear and important hot zone.”
She also mentioned Louisiana as a hot spot with 26 percent of their tests coming back positive.
She also singled out Michigan, Connecticut, Indiana, Georgia, Illinois as “where the next hot spots are coming”. Those states reported that 15 percent of their tests positive.”
Birx said Colorado, D.C., Rhode Island, Conneticut and Massachusetts are at 13 percent for positive tests.
Birx said there are a group of states coming in at 10%, which includes Florida, and she highlighted the good job being done in California and Washington which reported eight percent positive test rates.
Live in Florida most adult life but grew up in ND. It is crazy to be in the company of people ignorant to the danger of this virus. Are you serious that church’s were listed as essential services. How about you should already have God in your soul and where you praise him shouldn’t matter unless you not to sure on your faith. They treat the virus down here like a joke. Survival of the fittest here in Tallahassee
This is ridiculous, and CRIMINAL! Orlando Orange County drive thru can only 250 tests a day and turning people away after 7 minutes of opening! NOT ENOUGH TESTS FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA I-4 corridor!
Bill Gates couldn’t protect my computer from a VIRUS…Do you honestly think I should trust him with my body?
Two funerals, prior to social distancing, put Albany, Ga. at Ground Zero on the Coronavirus map:
In N. Florida many of our positive cases are coming from GA. The ONE case in Leon who died at TMH was brought in from Ga in VERY bad shape & did succumb.