None of these approaches take into account those people who tested positive for COVID-19 and then recovered.
The chart below takes the next step in tracking the COVID-19 pandemic by integrating an estimate of recoveries with the daily updates of new cases. The chart compares the cumulative cases – represented by a line – in Leon County with the cumulative cases minus the number of recoveries – represented by bars.
Most experts indicate that recoveries from COVID-19 take, on average, 21 days. Using this metric, the bars in the chart below estimates the number of current active cases in Leon County.
This approach shows that active cases in Leon County peaked at 166 on April 25th. From April 25th to May 17th the number of current cases declined to approximately 68. Since May 17th, active cases have increased to 132 as of May 26th.