Reports by the Florida Department of Health continue to show how the characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic are much different in Leon County when compared to statewide numbers.
One characteristic being followed closely during the recent spike in positive tests is the median age of new cases . This statistic is noteworthy due to the better medical outcomes associated with those younger age individuals infected with the virus.
The statewide median age of positive cases has fallen since the early days of the pandemic in Florida and even more over the last two weeks. The chart below shows that the state-wide median age of positive tests have fallen from 36-37 years during June 12-17 to 33-34 years from June 19-25.
In Leon County the fall in median age has been even more significant. The chart below shows that the median age of positive tests in Leon County has fallen from well above 25 two weeks ago to below 25 over the last week.
The impact of this trend in Leon County on outcomes has been noticeable in the number of hospitalization and fatalities.
FLORIDA MEDIAN AGE OF POSITIVE TESTS
LEON COUNTY MEDIAN AGE OF POSITIVE TESTS