Jacksonville, Fla. – One in every 16 people in Florida has tested positive for coronovirus this year. But those cases were not evenly distributed throughout the state. We know that long-term care facilities and prisons were hit hard. And while the initial cases of epidemics occurred in South Florida and urban areas, the Cassinoids are somewhat similar in most parts of the state.
The Florida Department of Health began incorporating a zip code breakdown on its COVID-19 dashboard months ago, but the vast majority of maps are of the same color: red, with cases beyond initial expectations.
News4Jax updated our look where COVID hit hardest in greater Jacksonville, northeast Jacksonville, Southside, East Arlington, Jacksonville Beach and parts of Westside found the most cases – all with rates of infection or the state average Above this. The highest concentration of cases was in 32202, which has a smaller population than many zip codes, but includes Lot J of the Dual County Jail and TIAA Bank Field, where the city’s largest COVID-19 testing site for the first several months. Was located Ubiquitous epidemic. (Cases are sometimes initially listed in zip codes where the person was tested and some were never updated.)
In Clay County, while zip codes that include Orange Park, Fleming Island and Middleburg have the most cases, southeast Clay, which includes Green Cove Springs, has the most cases per capita.
In St. Johns County, an area south of Northwest, Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine has the highest number of cases, but the infection rate is lower than the state average in all 11 zip codes in the county.
The area of Nassau County that includes Fernandina Beach had the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the county, but zip codes including Yule had a higher rate of infection – 1 in 16 – matching the state average.
Due to the relatively small population, Baker County is an example of how a large jail can skew statistics. One out of every seven people tested positive for the virus in 32087, but that zip also includes the Baker Correctional Institution, where 568 cases were counted this year based on the last release of data from the Department of Corrections. . This does not mean that the rest of the county had lower infection rates. The 32063 area that includes McClainy – and many long-term care facilities – counts 1.2 million Floridians out of every 13 people who contract the virus.
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