Florida Dept of Health evening update – March 30

Information from
Florida Dept of Health
March 30, 2020

Editor’s Note:  Florida Dept of Health is now showing 7 cases of Coronavirus in Nassau County, down form 8.  We do no know at this time whether or not a victim has recovered causing the reduction, or if another mistake was made in allocating a Nassau County, N Y resident to Nassau County, Florida.  When we receive the information we will let you know.

“While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 10 percent. Of the 7,754 tests performed on March 29, there were 1,018 positive results, or 13 percent.

Eight people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Citrus, Clay, Dade, Duval, Osceola and Palm Beach counties.

New Florida cases include:

231 additional positive COVID-19 cases (213 Florida residents and 18 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
There are currently 5,489 positive cases in Florida residents and 215 positive cases in non-Florida residents.”


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Tammi Kosack
Tammi Kosack(@tammi-kosack)
3 years ago

Thank you for the editor’s clarification on case number change. And for including percentage of positive cases to total number tested. This data helps in monitoring how we compare to other regions. Another useful stat is per capita positive cases by city or MSA or geographic area.

Thanks for all the reporting being done!

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

The numbers in Duval County, bordering us to the south, are much larger and more alarming. There is no fence keeping the virus in Duval and lots of folks commuting back and forth between the two counties.

Bill Owen
Bill Owen (@guest_57033)
3 years ago

What’s missing here is a report of the number of closed cases. Obviously each death is a closed case, but where are the stats of those who have recovered? Continuing focus on total cases and new cases provides a misleading and more dire picture than may be warranted! And all these figures ignore how many people may have had such a mild case they never got tested and thus never became a statistic.

3 years ago
Reply to  Bill Owen

When I’ve asked the question, I am referred to an official who does not answer emails. I continue to wait for a response.