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 May 7, 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.
  • 35% of all individuals in Pinellas County have been fully vaccinated. At least 45% of Pinellas County residents have received at least one dose.
  • 10% of Pinellas County residents have only received one vaccine.

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:

U.S. Census Bureau, Pinellas County Quick Facts. Accessed 4/20/20.

Florida Department of Health. 2019 Novel Coronavirus Response (COVID-19). Last Accessed 6/4/21.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Scatter Plot
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 data in the following graphs represent counts and proportions of COVID vaccinations by age groups and by race/ethnicity for each group that the data are collected for. Vaccination data 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. The Florida Department of Health categorizes race as Black, White, American Indian/Alaskan and Other. ‘Other’ race includes any person with a race of Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or other. Patients for whom race is unknown are included as a separate grouping. Rates for Hispanic ethnicity are combined across all racial groups.

Age groups are represented to observe trends in vaccination uptake given prioritization by age groups. Race and ethnicity data are particularly important alone and within age groups to assess equitable distribution of the vaccine; however, age and race cross-tabulated data are not currently available from the Florida Department of Health.

Data Sources:

U.S. Census Bureau, Pinellas County Quick Facts. Accessed 4/20/20.

Florida Department of Health. COVID-19: Pinellas County Vaccine Summary. Last Accessed 6/4/21.

The following chart depicts the percentage of Pinellas County residents who have received one dose or been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccinations by Age
This trend line captures the number of full vaccinated Pinellas County residents.

The following chart depicts the percentage of Pinellas County residents who have received one dose or been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by age group (below 65 and 65+). Residents who have received two doses/been fully vaccinated are not included in counts of residents who have received one dose.

COVID-19 Vaccinations by Age and Doses

The following chart depicts the percentage of Pinellas County residents who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within each racial/ethnic group. Latinx residents may be of any race.

COVID-19 Vaccinations by Race

The following chart depicts the percentage of Pinellas County residents who have received one dose or been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within each racial/ethnic group. Latinx residents may be of any race.

COVID-19 Vaccinations by Race

The following chart depicts the percentage of Pinellas County residents who have received one or more COVID-19 vaccine doses by age group.

COVID-19 Vaccinations by Age

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

476,391 individuals in Pinellas County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine as of May 28, 2021.

Percentage of Pinellas County Residents who have Received Only One Vaccine

69,265 individuals in Pinellas County have received at only one dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine as of May 20, 2021.

Percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated.

407,126 individuals in Pinellas County are fully vaccinated as of May 20, 2021.