The State of Florida has now recorded 1,464,697 cases of the Coronavirus including 99,261 new cases in the last week. Florida added 2,069 new hospitalizations in the last week.  In total, the Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 23,150 people in the State of Florida.  That includes 1,060 new fatalities over the last 7 days.

MIAMI SPRINGS COVID-19 CASES

Within our zip code, 33166, the Florida Department of Health has recorded 3,785 cases of the Coronavirus.  We estimate Miami Springs has had approximately 2,082 cases of the Coronavirus including 109 new cases record last week.

MIAMI-DADE COVID-19 CASES

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Miami-Dade has recorded 324,260 cases of the Coronavirus since the start of the Pandemic.  That includes 18,526 new cases of COVID-19 in the last week.  As you can see, we’re in the midst of another big wave of cases in Miami-Dade County.

Hospitalizations have seen a bump over the last few weeks in Miami-Dade County, but we’re still far below the highs we saw in August.  Over the last 7 days, Miami-Dade had 247 new COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Since the start of the pandemic, Miami-Dade has lost 4,365 people to the Coronavirus.  That includes 114 new fatalities in the last 7 days.

The good news is that despite the recent increases in fatalities, we are far below the highs we saw in August and September.  This is likely due to a combination of better treatments and medical care.  Plus, we also suspect more younger people are catching the virus.  As you know the fatality rate is far lower with younger people than it is with seniors.  Overall, Miami-Dade County’s fatality rate has dropped to 1.3%.

As always, practice social distancing.  Wear a mask in public.  Protect the most vulnerable:  the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.  Wash your hands.  And if you can, get the vaccine.

Miami-Dade County is coordinating closely with hospital and healthcare partners, the Florida Department of Health, municipalities, and private partners to vaccinate members of our community against the coronavirus (COVID-19) as quickly and efficiently as possible.

According to state guidelines, the top priority for vaccination – following long-term care residents and staff and frontline healthcare workers – are Miami-Dade County residents age 65 and older.

The first three groups to receive the vaccine according to current state guidance are:

  1. Long-term care facility residents and staff
  2. Persons 65 years of age and older
  3. Health care personnel with direct patient contact

Hard Rock Stadium

Beginning Friday, January 8 at 8 a.m., registration will open for appointments at the Miami Hard Rock Stadium vaccination site. As there is still limited supply available from the federal government, there are currently 1,000 appointments available per day, over the next seven days.

To register, please call the following number: 1-888-499-0840

 

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