DeSantis on Florida’s Covid Rise: Mostly from Younger People Where Fatality Rate Is Low

‘That’s important as you know because people who are healthy and under 40, you have the death rate of this thing very close to zero’

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DeSANTIS: “We have no doubt seen a major increase in cases, median age of our new cases was in the 50s about a month and a half ago my now that’s dropped into the 30s. Obviously, that’s important as you know because people who are healthy and under 40, you have the death rate of this thing very close to zero, so that significant. Now we are prepared for this, seeing particularly places like Miami, seeing increased traffic and hospitals but it’s interesting, I was down there today and they said that they are actually seeing fewer hospitalizations from people in nursing homes which is obviously a good sign because that’s where the number one risk of mortality is and what we’ve done since March and April protect and long-term care facilities as we didn’t let the hospitals discharge the Covid positive patients back to nursing homes but now we are saying if someone tests positive in a nursing home, you have a responsibility to transfer them to a place they could safely be isolated, so we’ve established across the state of Florida 12 Covid only nursing homes where residents can safely be transferred so they don’t infect the people in their normal long-term care facility, they can be cared for, and that is going to really reduce outbreaks in the long-term care facilities which is very important.”

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