The Leon County 7-day average COVID positivity rate fell below 5 percent based on numbers reported on Saturday. The rate fell further after Sunday’s numbers.
The chart below shows the daily positivity rate and the 7-day average since July 5.
Over the last two days, results for over 6,000 tests have yielded a positivity rate below 3%. This has driven the seven-day average down to 4.43%.
Part of tests during this period included over 3,000 FSU students and faculty. According to reports, over the last seven days there have been 9,917 tests with 439 positive cases in Leon county.
The chart below shows that the 7-day average has been trending down since July 7th when the 7-day average positivity rate was 9.55%.
The positivity rate is one of the metrics that policymakers use to assess the spread of COVID. In the middle of July, when the rate was over 8%, Leon County school officials cited the positivity rate after voting to delay the beginning of school from August 10 to August 19.
The beginning of school has since been moved to Augusts 31.