In contrast, the national average over the same 7 day period was much higher – 64 cases per 100,000 residents.
Only six states have had a lower infection rate than Florida over the same timeframe, the data shows.
There are now 43 states with higher infection rates than Florida, including several at or above 100 per 100,000 in the past week.
Florida also has relatively few Covid restrictions compared to many states. Earlier this year Governor Ron DeSantis lifted restrictions, citing CDC data showing high survival rates for the virus, especially for young people.
CDC recently updated estimated infection fatality rates for COVID. Here are the updated survival rates by age group:
The virus is particularly dangerous for older people, and DeSantis has urged that age group to take precautions. The average age of covid related death in the UK and Germany is 82.4 and 83 years old respectively, statistics published in those countries show (the CDC doesn’t release the average age of Covid related death).
Florida hospitals, including most in the Miami area, also now have a good supply available of two monoclonal antibody treatments, according to the Herald. One of those treatments (made by Regeneron) was given to President Trump after he was infected.