Donald Trump tweeted today criticism about the pandemic situation in California adding that Florida is “open & doing well.”
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Florida added 17,042 positive COVID-19 cases today bringing its total to 1,264,588 as the death toll from the virus has risen to 21,135.
The Sunshine State has a population of around 21.5 million, which breaks down to one in 17 people in the state who have now tested positive for the virus.
California has almost double the population (39.5 million) of Florida and has fewer cases per capita than Florida.
Across the U.S., one in 18 have tested positive for the virus, and one in 98 globally.
So, no – that’s not doing “well.”
The lockdowns in Democrat run states are absolutely ruining the lives of so many people – Far more than the damage that would be caused by the China Virus. Cases in California have risen despite the lockdown, yet Florida & others are open & doing well. Common sense please!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2020
California is one of the largest populations in the US.
Florida had almost 11,000 new cases yesterday. They had 21,000 deaths from COVID.
California has had 23,000 deaths.
You’re not good at this, are you?
— Phil Connors (@RageTweet3) December 26, 2020
Cases per 100k people in CA = 5,169
Cases per 100k people in FL = 5,711
Remind me which one is worse.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) December 26, 2020