COVID-19 affecting the elderly

Coronavirus and the elderly

Florida currently has over 195 confirmed COVID-19 patients and the number is growing every day. Coronavirus is more harmful to the elderly and immune-deficient populations. Out of the 50 states, Florida has the largest population over the age of 75. Nine percent of Floridians are over the age of 75 and another 24.7 percent are in the 55-74 range. People over the age of 60 are at an increased risk of developing worse symptoms relating to COVID-19.

About 40 million people visit Florida every year and the hospitality industry generates more than $40 billion annually, making it the state's biggest source of revenue. and While many have canceled their trips, there are still many young people traveling to Florida although many tourist attractions, including Disney World and Miami’s bar scene, have closed.