According to the State of Florida, there are 6,942 hospitalized for COVID in Florida. Of those, 3,128 of them are in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach. So 45% of the total COVID hospitalizations are in the Metro Miami area. Those three counties contain a population of 6.3 million people, meaning that 30% of Florida’s population lives there.

So 30% of Florida’s population is responsible for 45% of the state’s COVID hospitalizations. I think it is more accurate to say that Miami has a COVID problem than it is to say Florida has a COVID problem. 

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Miguel GFZ · July 11, 2020 at 1:53 am

[Nods in South Floridian]

jwl · July 11, 2020 at 2:22 pm

Or … Florida has a Miami problem?

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