My husband and I took a ride in the car yesterday. It’s been a while since I’ve left our place and I was curious..
Traffic was (surprisingly) almost at normal levels.
Landscapers were mowing, cutting and blowing. Pool guys are busy, construction is happening.
Home Depot parking lot was bustling..I saw a few people wearing masks.
Lots of stores are closed.
Long lines at McDonalds drive-thru..
ditto at Chick-fil-A.
Downtown area is pretty much deserted- mom and pop stores are closed.
Florida stats as of yesterday:
The population of Florida is 21,477,737
There have been almost 21,000 cases of Covid-19
There are presently 3,050 people hospitalized.
There have been 571 deaths.
While those 75 and older account for 11% of the cases, they represent 59% of the fatalities.
If you remove Floridans 65 and up from both number of cases and fatalities and focus only on ages 0-64, there would still be 15,800 cases of COVID-19. There are 99 fatalities in this age range- 0.6%.
To date, no specific details (beyond generalizations) on co-morbidities have been provided.