Marion County

Case Testing

Note: within testing, the key metric is the “positivity percentage,” which is the number of positive cases as a percentage of the number of tests. This is a measure of how fast the virus is spreading within the community. It is important to note that the number of cases is largely a function of the number of tests rather than a measure of how fast the virus is spreading.

 

This chart shows the number of Covid-19 cases for various age groups by month.

 

Hospitalization Trends

Note: within hospitalizations, the key metric is the ratio of occupied beds to total beds, which indicates the percent of occupancy. Also important is the ratio of COVID-19 beds to occupied beds, which measures the mix of COVID and non-COVID patients in hospitals.

 

The case hospitalization rate (CHR) is a metric for evaluating how much stress a virus puts on hospitals. CHR is calculated as the number of hospitalizations with Covid-19 divided by the number of confirmed cases for a particular population in a particular geographic area. This chart breaks down the CHR by a number of age groups to highlight the fact that COVID-19 is far more dangerous for the elderly. These statistics are calculated by the developers of this website using daily Covid-19 Caseline Data published by the Florida Dept. of Health.

 

Deaths

The case fatality rate (CFR) is a key metric for evaluating how lethal is a virus. CFR is calculated as the number of deaths divided by the number of confirmed cases for a particular population in a particular geographic area. This chart breaks down the CFR by a number of age groups to highlight the fact that COVID-19 is far more lethal for the elderly. These statistics are calculated by the developers of this website using daily Covid-19 Caseline Data published by the Florida Dept. of Health.

 

 

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