Update 8-09-2020, Covid-19 Florida

Covid-19 Report – Trend is Clearly Down While more than 4000 new cases were reported in Florida on August 9th, the news is that the trend is downward. Since the middle of July, you can now see a clear movement downward which leads to cautious optimism.

The best news, if there can be GOOD news, is that deaths continue their downward path. One death is too many! Overall the death rate in Florida is about 2% of positive cases. That is better than many states. Considering the median age in Florida is higher than many states, we may consider the statistics better than you would expect.
Some Good News About A Vaccine and Bad News About Asymptomatic People! A couple of recent studies brought promising news about a covid-19 vaccine and another one states that people without symptoms, who have covid-19 can be dangerous carriers of the virus. The details are here.SOCIAL DISTANCING IS THE ANSWER Despite all the regulations, the only sure way NOT to get the covid-19 virus is to practice and understand social distancing. The CDC recommendations are here, but the basics are simple – staying 6 feet or more from other people is the best way to stay safe.
Pinellas County New Cases
If you look at the bottom graph on the left, you will see the Pinellas County numbers for new cases. To put it in perspective on July 12th we had 541 new cases. On Sunday August 9th the state only reported 70 cases. Sadly, our death rate is higher than some other areas of the state due to the high number of nursing homes deaths we have suffered.
PINELLAS COUNTY REQUIRES MASKS IN PUBLIC – FREE TESTS AVAILABLE  The county says just call this number to schedule a FREE covid-19 test – 727-824-8181 – there are four locations to choose from here. Even drug stores are beginning to have drive through test sites at varying costs. We are also being told the Florida Department of Health can help with tests by calling 727-824-6900

Latest COVID-19 Case Numbers for Florida & Pinellas County
536,000+ COVID-19 CASES
8300+ DEATHS

Pinellas County
17000+ COVID-19 CASES Total
500+ Total DEATHS
All of this information can be updated daily at this Florida site. A more detailed report is also available here.Be Safe in all you do.We are here for you!
NOTE: Backwaters and Maggie Mae’s will provide masks to guests who don’t have a mask or forget theirs.

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