The last seven days has seen a sky high increase in cases breaking the records set this summer.  I’ll break down the details in a moment, but the State of Florida broke the weekly record the week ending July 19th with over 84,000 new cases statewide.  In Miami-Dade County, we had over 21,000 new cases of the virus over the last seven days.  That also breaks the record set in July.  Within our zip code, we had 255 new cases in the last seven days breaking the record set three weeks ago.

MIAMI SPRINGS COVID-19 CASES

Our zip code is showing 3,140 total cases of the Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.  We estimate Miami Springs has had 1,727 cases in total.  We estimate Miami Springs had 140 new cases of the Coronavirus last week.  As you can see below, we set a new peak for new cases of the coronavirus over the last 7 days.

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MIAMI-DADE CORONAVIRUS CASES

Miami-Dade County had 21,493 new cases of the Coronavirus.  That’s the highest number of weekly new cases since the start of the pandemic.  We suspect numbers will go down this week…Not because less people will get infected, but because less people will get tested thanks to the Christmas holiday.

Hospitalizations are starting to go up in Miami-Dade County with 284 new hospitalizations over the last 7 days.   The number is still relatively low, however, the summer peak in hospitalizations was one month after the peak in new cases.  In other words, we may not see the peak in hospitalizations until January.

We lost 101 people to the Coronavirus in the last 7 days. That’s the highest number of new fatalities since October.  Unfortunately, the increase in the number of cases implies we may see a spike in fatalities in early 2021.  Worth noting, the fatality rate currently stands at 1.5%. Again, that number may go up in early 2021.  it all depends on who is getting COVID-19.  Younger people who test positive are far less likely to succumb to the disease than the elderly.

FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS CASES

Florida set the weekly record over the last 7 days with 84,593 new cases of COVID-19 according to data from the Florida Department of Health.  That puts the total number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic at 1,201,566.  We also see statewide hospitalizations increasing last week to 2,009 new people needing a hospital stay in the State of Florida.

Unfortunately fatalities did go up last week with 812 deaths from COVID-19 last week.  That puts the total number of fatalities from COVID at 20,861 within Florida.  The Florida fatality rate currently stands at 1.7%.

    As we’ve said and repeated over and over:

  • Wear a mask in public
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Take extra care with the elderly and those with compromised immunities
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