With DeSantis at the helm, Florida has one of the lowest COVID case rates in the country: Report

The Biden administration and Dr. Anthony Fauci have got to be furious about the current state of events in Florida.

The Daily Mail reports that the Sunshine State currently has some of the lowest coronavirus case and death rates in the country — despite the fact that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has refused to play the Democrats’ game on mandates and lockdowns.

The numbers

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida is leading the way when it comes to keeping COVID-19 case numbers down. Each week, the state is only witnessing about 64 positive tests per 100,000 people.

That’s about nine new cases per 100,000 people each day.

Numbers like these put Florida behind only California, Mississippi, Hawaii, and Alabama in the race to keep case numbers down.

It’s a similar story with the death rate due to the coronavirus in Florida. Currently, the state is witnessing about 0.2 deaths per 100,000 people per week, putting the state behind only California and New Mexico for the lowest death count.

The impact

These numbers are significant given that DeSantis has refused to bow to Democrats’ demands for draconian mandates meant to keep case numbers down. Even without interventions like mask orders and business closures, Florida is keeping the disease at bay.

It’s a stark contrast from just two months ago, when the Sunshine State had some of the worst numbers in the country. According to reports, the per-day case rate ballooned to about 101 cases per 100,000 people that month.

The per-day death rate went up to 1.77 per 100,000.

The future

While this was taking place, DeSantis became the punching bag of people like Fauci. But the governor remained firm, and it looks like it’s paid off, at least for now.

Notably, many of the other states keeping case numbers low have gone the lockdown route. But it remains to be seen what’s to come in the future. After all, the people of California can’t stay locked down forever, and may just be putting off their own day of reckoning with the coronavirus.

Florida, on the other hand, may have moved past that already.

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