September 21 update: COVID-19 fatality rate continues to drop in Florida

The overall average COVID-19 death rate for Florida residents dropped by 78% from April to August.

COVID-19 fatality rate continues to drop in Florida

Even with the deaths through August 25 added to the data, the death rate for people who tested positive for COVID in June or July was much lower than it was in April.

COVID-19 Florida Fatality Rate STILL Dropping

There has been a great deal of concern about rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Florida, but the real question is whether these cases translate into correspondingly large numbers of deaths; as we’ll show below, this is unlikely because people who get sick now are far less likely to suffer adverse consequences than they were in April or May.

COVID-19 fatality rate is still dropping rapidly in Florida

Even with the deaths through August 10 added to the data, the death rate for people who tested positive for COVID in June or early July was much lower than it was in April.