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Old 03-28-2020, 08:49 AM
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They might have been to a "hot spot" (think NYC, Italy, etc) or in close proximity to somebody who tested positive later. Just a guess!
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:55 AM
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Note that I was referring to “rate of infection” which is the number of cases as it relates to population. Sumter County has a far greater number of cases for the size of our county than every other county, except Broward and Miami-Dade.
That really only works if we are testing the entire population, or even the same percentage of folks across the state. In Sumter county they have tested a significantly higher percentage of the people than they have in either Broward or Miami Dade. On a per capita basis we have tested 3 times the number they have tested in Orange County. The more tests, the more cases.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:08 AM
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Because this is a test site for the university of florida to get research material to help design a drug to kill this virus. Don't people read, hear or do research on this topic on the internet through one of the medical sites? Try it and you might get really informed that your grandchildren are apt to get this as well.
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You are right in one aspect, that because the inadequate testing being done in Florida and the US, we won't know the magnitude of our inaction until the bodies start piling up. But given that our testing rate (367 per 100,000) is on a par with Broward/Dad (260 per 100,000) and Broward/Dad is considered the epicenter of the Florida outbreak, I'd say there's cause for concern in Sumter.

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Did you see the article in the Orlando Sentinel that 27 out of 29 cases in Sumter County are in The Villages? I can't post the link because I'm still a junior member, but google: Coronavirus in the villages Florida, and you'll find the article.
For the record (unless I misremember the rules), you should be able to post links.


Regardless, I decided to search (per your suggested terms)...and found this.



Coronavirus Spreading In The Villages (Click Here)

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TALLAHASSEE — At least five residents from The Villages have contracted the coronavirus through community spread or close contact with someone else who had the virus, according to the Florida Department of Health in Sumter County.

The Villages is a rapidly growing retirement community of more than 50,000 residents that spans three north central Florida counties. Most of the community is in Sumter County, where 29 people have tested positive for the virus as of Friday.

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The "content editor" of that article should go back to journalism school. First rule: Check your data and check again! And never post fake news.
And in the interest of all that....what EXACTLY was fake in that article ?

An accusation like you made should be substantiated.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:37 AM
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Lots of helpful info in this thread but most especially I’m grateful that my fellow Villagers are taking all of this seriously. Anyone who wants to say this is virus is just like the flu or otherwise stick their head in the sand are a danger to us all. Be safe!
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Cold water is not that helpful. Hot water melts the outside covering of the virus and destroys it.
The CDC recommends using cold or warm water with soap for washing hands.

"Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap."

When and How to Wash Your Hands | Handwashing | CDC

The also say that hot water should not be used to wash hands.

"Wet hands first with water (do not use hot water)"

Hand Hygiene | FAQs | Infection Control | Division of Oral Health | CDC
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Today's Daily Sun posted the results from Monday's testing for the coronavirus. They wrote: "“Of the 120 patients with symptoms who were given clinical tests, two were positive for COVID-19. None of the 300 patients without symptoms were positive.” These are great results. Even better, the two who tested positive had already been self quarantining.
I got tested yesterday and am awaiting results. I have no symptoms but because I called out of work with my allergies two days last week they wanted me tested before I returned. I believe six of my co-workers are in the same boat.

I'd rather be safe than sorry and I'm glad my employer is looking out for us.

Because it's a study by UF Health you don't need to have symptoms to be tested. They want to test 16,000 people for the study and it's free. It's painless and quick and I urge everyone to get tested for their own piece of mind.

Go to this website at 8 a.m. when they release appointments for the next day.

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Old 03-28-2020, 12:48 PM
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VDS is reporting 8 positives with 800 tested as of day two. Hopefully more info tomorrow.

Not very comforting since in other areas they found there may be 10 ~ 15 more for every positive test.
Would that rate make it 1,500 positives for The Villages population?
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Care must be used when trying to reach conclusions based on the limited reported statistics. Based on the UF testing, the numbers reported in the paper this morning were 8 out of 420 symptomatic people tested positive and 0 out of 600 asymptomatic people tested positive. Trying to reach any conclusions on how many actual positives are in The Villages from that limited set of data is probably not worthwhile unless it can be shown that the small number of people tested are representative of The Villages population overall.

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Would that rate make it 1,500 positives for The Villages population?
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Old 03-28-2020, 03:16 PM
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The Florida Department of Health statistics confirm the data posted. You should check YOUR sources, and enough of the snarkiness.
I did. No data on addresses in TV, just county stats. Thanks for your concern.
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And in the interest of all that....what EXACTLY was fake in that article ?

An accusation like you made should be substantiated.
That all the cases in Sumter were in TV. They are not. The stats are for the County and not specific to political entity.
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I did. No data on addresses in TV, just county stats. Thanks for your concern.
I’m just waiting for TV Covid data to be interpreted like sink holes. My sales person said, ”What sinkholes? I’ve never heard of any.”
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