Whether you think the curve is flattening or skyrocketing toward outer space, one thing is for sure: Cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus are already challenging Florida’s health care system and could very well hit crisis mode here soon.
As of the middle of our once-normal workweek, midday on Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health was officially reporting 1,682 confirmed cases and 22 deaths. But according to its own dashboard, the state had only tested 18,289 people — that’s just eight hundredths of a percent of our total population. Hardly enough to say we have a clear idea of what’s really going on.
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