The latest reports from the Florida Department of health show that for the second consecutive day the COVID positive test rate is below 8%.
The numbers for August 15 show that 7.73% of 50,486 tests were positive. The August 14 update reported a 7.69% positive rate with 96,000 tests.
The chart below shows the 7-day average of the Florida COVID positive test rate has been trending down since a 15.44% rate on July 8, 2020. After the peak, the 7-day average has fallen to 9.13% as reported on August 15th.
The current COVID hospitalizations are following a similar trend with the peak occurring around July 20th.
This chart shows daily case testing results, which include the number the number of people who test PCR- or antigen-positive for the first time on that day as well as the total number of people tested on that day, excluding people who have previously tested positive. The daily number of positive persons is largely a function of the daily number of tests rather than a measure of how fast the virus is spreading. The sources for Florida Covid-19 testing statistics are the daily State Report and County Report published by the Florida Dept. of Health.