When Making a Health Decision for Yourself or Your Family

Data Matters

Overview

COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccination are new. At the end of the day, we all need credible information to make decisions that are in the best interest of ourselves and our family.

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg compiles and verifies information about how the virus impacts Pinellas County residents using reports from the Florida Department of Health. In the charts below, you can see how many people have tested positive for COVID-19 and percentages of vaccine uptake by race and age.

To summarize findings from the data as of March 30, 2021:

  • It is important to consider that racial demographics are not always collected by agencies or reported by participants. Race is unknown for approximately 9.5% of individuals in Pinellas, and is not represented in the visualizations below.
  • 48.7% of all individuals aged 65+ in Pinellas County have been fully vaccinated. At least 68.5% of seniors aged 65+ have received at least one dose.
  • 17% of all Pinellas County residents have been fully vaccinated.

To beat COVID-19 in Pinellas, people should consider getting a vaccine when they are eligible. It is a personal decision that should be made based on your unique situation. Speak with your healthcare provider about if the vaccine is right for you and arm yourself with facts. Explore this website for information, talk to your loved ones, and read more by healthcare experts at the Florida Department of Health.

COVID-19 Cases and Case Rates by Race

The data in the following chart represents counts and rates of COVID cases by race (Blacks and Whites). Data used to calculate rates are publicly available from the Florida Department of Health County and State Reports which are published daily, and the Census QuickFacts 2019 Population Estimates published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data Sources:

This chart shows the confirmed COVID-19 positive cases by day, overall trendlines over time, White case rate, and Black case rate. These case-rates may be higher than shown here. Race demographics are not consistently collected at all testing sites and so some cases are recorded by the Department of Health as “Unknown” race.
The dots represent the number of new COVID cases by date. Phase 1 reopening spike can be connected to the first-wave
This trend line represents the number of Black people who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 100,000 Black residents. This data demonstrates that COVID-19 currently has a greater impact on the Black population than the White population.
Rates provide a way to clearly see how deeply a community or group is impacted by standardizing against population size.
This is a trend line for COVID-19 positive cases for all races.
This trend line captures the average number of cases of the previous 7 days. This helps healthcare professionals understand the trend, even if there are daily fluctuations which appear much higher or lower when viewed alone.

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Pinellas County

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker provides the best available data on COVID-19 vaccination distribution in Pinellas County by race and by age group. The tracker provides insight into who is receiving the vaccine and whether some groups need greater and improved access to the vaccine.  

People of color are more severely affected by COVID-19—yet are not receiving their share of the COVID-19 vaccine. The tracker is an important tool to make sure vaccinations are reaching people of color and make sure that the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed equally. This can lead to improved health outcomes for people of color and bring Pinellas County closer to health equity and race equity.  

Data Sources:

This chart shows the confirmed COVID-19 positive cases by day, overall trendlines over time, White case rate, and Black case rate. These case-rates may be higher than shown here. Race demographics are not consistently collected at all testing sites and so some cases are recorded by the Department of Health as “Unknown” race.
The dots represent the number of new COVID cases by date. Phase 1 reopening spike can be connected to the first-wave
This trend line represents the number of Black people who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 100,000 Black residents. This data demonstrates that COVID-19 currently has a greater impact on the Black population than the White population.
Rates provide a way to clearly see how deeply a community or group is impacted by standardizing against population size.
This is a trend line for COVID-19 positive cases for all races.
This trend line captures the average number of cases of the previous 7 days. This helps healthcare professionals understand the trend, even if there are daily fluctuations which appear much higher or lower when viewed alone.
This chart shows the confirmed COVID-19 positive cases by day, overall trendlines over time, White case rate, and Black case rate. These case-rates may be higher than shown here. Race demographics are not consistently collected at all testing sites and so some cases are recorded by the Department of Health as “Unknown” race.
The dots represent the number of new COVID cases by date. Phase 1 reopening spike can be connected to the first-wave
This trend line represents the number of Black people who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 100,000 Black residents. This data demonstrates that COVID-19 currently has a greater impact on the Black population than the White population.
Rates provide a way to clearly see how deeply a community or group is impacted by standardizing against population size.
This is a trend line for COVID-19 positive cases for all races.
This trend line captures the average number of cases of the previous 7 days. This helps healthcare professionals understand the trend, even if there are daily fluctuations which appear much higher or lower when viewed alone.
This chart shows the confirmed COVID-19 positive cases by day, overall trendlines over time, White case rate, and Black case rate. These case-rates may be higher than shown here. Race demographics are not consistently collected at all testing sites and so some cases are recorded by the Department of Health as “Unknown” race.
The dots represent the number of new COVID cases by date. Phase 1 reopening spike can be connected to the first-wave
This trend line represents the number of Black people who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 100,000 Black residents. This data demonstrates that COVID-19 currently has a greater impact on the Black population than the White population.
Rates provide a way to clearly see how deeply a community or group is impacted by standardizing against population size.
This is a trend line for COVID-19 positive cases for all races.
This trend line captures the average number of cases of the previous 7 days. This helps healthcare professionals understand the trend, even if there are daily fluctuations which appear much higher or lower when viewed alone.
This chart shows the confirmed COVID-19 positive cases by day, overall trendlines over time, White case rate, and Black case rate. These case-rates may be higher than shown here. Race demographics are not consistently collected at all testing sites and so some cases are recorded by the Department of Health as “Unknown” race.
The dots represent the number of new COVID cases by date. Phase 1 reopening spike can be connected to the first-wave
This trend line represents the number of Black people who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 100,000 Black residents. This data demonstrates that COVID-19 currently has a greater impact on the Black population than the White population.
Rates provide a way to clearly see how deeply a community or group is impacted by standardizing against population size.
This is a trend line for COVID-19 positive cases for all races.
This trend line captures the average number of cases of the previous 7 days. This helps healthcare professionals understand the trend, even if there are daily fluctuations which appear much higher or lower when viewed alone.
Seniors aged 65+ lead the way on becoming fully vaccinated. This graphic demonstrates illustrates the tiered access by age group. Vaccines are now available to all residents aged 16+.

Together, We can Beat COVID-19

Herd immunity thresholds for Covid-19 are only estimates at this point. But experts generally agree that somewhere between 70% and 85% of the population must be protected to suppress the spread, a range that Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has recently cited. The World Health Organization has stated that herd immunity varies by disease, so percentages for herd immunity to COVID-19 have not been figured out yet.

I got my COVID-19 vaccine

Percentage of Pinellas County Residents who have Received At Least One Vaccine

337,891  individuals in Pinellas County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine as of April 07, 2021,

Percentage of Pinellas County Residents who have Received Only One Vaccine

136,341 individuals in Pinellas County have received at only one dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine as of April 07, 2021.

Percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated.

201,550 individuals in Pinellas County are fully vaccinated as of April 07, 2021.