Florida does make the distinction in its reporting.
Hospitalizations with Primary Diagnosis of COVID
As of today there are 6.969 people in Florida hospitals with a primary diagnosis of Covid.
For FReepers in other states what are they reporting?
DeSantis forced the county health departments to make the distinction after learning of a particularly egregious distortion done in one county by a health director named Rebekah Jones (IIRC). She refused to correct her statistics to make the distinction, and she was fired.
So guess who won some sort of “best scientist” award a couple of days ago? That’s right, good old Rebekah.
This distorted reporting is very important to the media and to the health departments, and they hate being forced to be honest in their statistics. Their ability to lie unchallenged has become a political cause with them.
Provincial Update (Dec. 30-31):
· 1,168 people have newly-confirmed COVID-19, for a total of 51,983 people
o Dec 30 – 485 (5 epi linked)
o Dec 31 – 683 (2 epi linked)
· 8 new deaths – 901 COVID-19 related deaths in B.C.
· 9,364 people with active COVID-19 in B.C. – 374 in hospital – 76 in l/ICU
Island Health Update (Dec 30-31):
· 27 people have newly-confirmed COVID-19 for a total of 928 people
· 0 new deaths – 11 COVID-19 related deaths in Island Health
· 82 people with active COVID-19 in Island Health – 8 in hospital – 2 in critical care
· 2 active outbreaks in Island Health care facilities (The Gardens at Qualicum Beach and Chartwell Malaspina Care)
This is for the entire province of British Columbia, about 4.7 millions.
CA has 20,690 "COVID Positive Patients", about 3X as many as FL. CA's daily deaths are averaging about 330 also about 3X the number for FL. Since their hospitalization/deaths ratio is the same, it looks like CA isn't fudging their numbers any more than FL.