Data show that in California, which is keen on lockdown, and Florida, which is open all-weather, the trend of COVID-19 cases has finally begun to diverge.
An analysis by the Financial Times of Johns Hopkins University data shows that compared with Florida, California now has about half the number of new COVID-19 cases every day.
On Wednesday, California discovered 5750 new cases, or about 14 per 100,000 people, with 1084 deaths, and the positive test rate was 3.45%.
According to data from the COVID Tracking Project, in Florida, the positive test rate is almost double that of 6.76%. The state has newly discovered 7128 cases, with an average of nearly 27 cases per capita, and another 1
Last month, the parallel trend of these two states led public health experts like Biden consultant Jeff Zients to show how the states that have implemented some of the most stringent and longest measures in the United States (California) performed better than Florida The situation scratches its nose. Apply mask authorization.
Experts say the blockade may not be as useful as it was at the beginning of the pandemic, but new data shows that California does have an advantage over Florida.
In late January, the number of new COVID-19 cases in California (blue) began to decline sharply from that in Florida (green).West Coast states had about 14 new infections per capita on Wednesday, while Florida had 27 new infections per capita
On January 1, the number of Covid cases surged after Thanksgiving, the United States was still flooding, and the second wave after the holiday had just begun to collapse, with California cases almost double the number of Florida cases.
As of the first day of 2021, the average person in California is infected with about 90 new coronaviruses every day, compared with 49 in Florida.
On December 29, California’s “whole house service” order was renewed “indefinitely”, effectively locking in millions of people in Southern California.
At the same time, Florida is doing business more or less as usual.In fact, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis (Ron DeSantis) issued an executive order prohibiting the state’s local government from imposing any restrictions that might make residents unemployed or shut down businesses.
According to Wallethub’s analysis, Florida’s restrictions on COVID-19 are ranked sixth in the United States. According to its indicators, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Iowa and Arkansas have fewer restrictions on food and masks.
However, that moment was better than California.
Since the beginning of January, new cases in California and Florida have continued to decline, but the decline in West Coast states far exceeds that in Sunshine State.
Since February 10, the number of new cases per capita in California has fallen by half, from 29 per 100,000 to 14 as of Wednesday.
Florida has been slow to contain COVID-19.
Yesterday, the average number of new cases per capita in the state was 27, lower than the 35 cases on February 10.
The decline is still large-a 23% drop-but it is certainly not that severe.
The switchover was carried out at the end of last month. The number of cases per capita has been declining, and it continues to decline in Florida, but California is indeed truly free fall (although the decline has eased there).
The daily medical record rate in California is suddenly lower than the medical record rate in Florida, and the gap is widening.
On January 25, Governor Newsom (Newsom) cancelled the whole house service order that had been implemented in Southern California.
For now, the decline in the number of cases there is still severe and continuing. The number of cases in Florida also continued to decline.
But both countries are facing a potential reversal.
Florida has more British B117 “super covid” variants than any other state in the United States, with 489.
California has less than half of the total number of cases, but in the United States, the number of B117 cases ranks second with 204.
The well-known Fred Hutchinson researcher, Dr. Trevor Bedford, said last week that these two states will be how the variants will affect the U.S. pandemic trend on a larger scale Predictors.
There is a new problem in California: Experts say that their own variants will account for 90% of the state’s cases next month, and a small amount of data suggests that this may be more deadly.