One day does not a trend make. We have some interesting data in the State of Florida Coronavirus graph. It’s way too early to make any assumptions. However, the chart is showing a reduction in the number of new cases within the State of Florida. This is very encouraging, especially if this becomes a long term trend.
The State of Florida has nearly 14,000 cases statewide. We have 1,719 hospitalizations. In other words, 13% of the people who have tested positive in the state have needed hospitalization. Conversely, 87% of the people who have been confirmed to have Coronavirus have not needed hospitalization. There have been 254 deaths statewide related to the Coronavirus COVID-19. That’s a 1.9% fatality rate so far.
In Miami-Dade, there are 4,671 total confirmed cases of the Coronavirus. Miami-Dade has 34% of the entire state’s confirmed cases. However, the hospitalization rate is just 6.1% compared to the state rate of 12.6%. I believe this is a testament to the extensive testing that has been conducted in Miami-Dade County. Also, the fatality rate in Miami-Dade County is just 0.9% compared the state average of 1.9%. Again, I think Miami-Dade County should be lauded for the extensive testing done for our community. And everyone in the community shares in the effort to protect our seniors from this horrible virus.
Closer to home, the Florida Department of Health is reporting that there are 32 cases of the Coronavirus within our zip code, 33166. Our zip code includes Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, Medley, the Milam Dairy annex area, and portions of Doral.
However if you look at the map below, you can see the zip code hot spots with the highest concentrations of the Coronavirus.
Hot zip codes:
- 33142 128 cases (includes portions of Miami, Hialeah, Brownsville, Allapattah, Gladeview and the easternmost portion of Miami Springs)
- 33136 183 cases (Miami)
- 33012 215 cases (Hialeah and Hialeah Gardens)
- 33139 101 cases (Miami and Miami Beach)
- 33140 219 cases (North Bay Village, Miami, Miami Beach)
- 33143 136 cases (Coral Gables, Pinecrest, South Miami, Kendall, Sunset)