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Sam Lane
Sam Lane(@samlaneaol-com)
2 years ago

Are Nassau County Actual Cases based on strictly on number of people hospitalized? Or confirmed by official testingbut sent home? Or does it include people reporting (how?) results of home testing?

Doug Mowery
Doug Mowery(@douglasm)
2 years ago
Reply to  Sam Lane

I’m sure there are several who test positive with the “self test” kits but who never report those results to an official agency……so how would anyone else know?

This is why the proper focus by officials has been on hospitalizations and deaths over the last several months as each variant grows weaker and weaker combined with more individuals gaining some immunity.

The CDC tracker for our county shows 9 hospitalizations and zero deaths last week. These numbers have been pretty much static since the virus basically flamed out in March.

Nancy Dickson
Nancy Dickson(@nancyjackathenshotmail-com)
2 years ago

Does anyone know the likely multiplier to add in for the unreported cases?

Joseph Kayne
Joseph Kayne(@jay-kayne)
2 years ago

It is important to look at trends, not snapshots on any given day. Note the positive rate has climbed from 1.2 percent in February to over 17 percent in the latest report. And case numbers have always been leading indicators of hospitalizations and deaths.

One still has to wonder why the FL Department of Health does not include data on hospitalizations and deaths in these reports as does almost every other state. An analysis of FL DOH data by the New York Times demonstrates the daily average hospitalizations is now 3,042, a 34 increase over the last 14 days. Of those that required ICU treatment, the daily average is 283, a 31 percent increase. And the daily average number of statewide deaths as of June 10 is 33, an increase of 70 percent.

To all the commenters over the last year who have questioned vaccinations when those who have been followed the regimen continue to test positive, that was never the issue. Data show the unvaccinated are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized and 16 times more likely to die from the disease. Much like wearing a seatbelt. It doesn’t keep you from being involved in an accident. But it does reduce the chance you will be hospitalized or die from the event.

And the COVID vaccines have been subjected to the largest drug trial in the history of medicine. Over the past 18 months, over 3.5 BILLION people have been vaccinated worldwide. For that same period, CDC reports the death rate for vaccinated individuals is 0.0025 percent even if the official cause of death was other than reaction to the vaccine. Less than many common OTC or prescribed drugs.