LOCAL CASES

There are now 230 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus within zip code 33166.  As we’ve repeated our zip code includes all of Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, parts of Medley, a small portion of Doral, and the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County along the NW 72nd Avenue corridor.  Miami Springs represents 55% of the population within our zip code.  As an estimate, Miami Springs may have 55% of the 230 cases which would be about 127 cases.  Unfortunately, Miami Springs may have more than just 55% of the cases within our zip code since we have 90 residents of Fair Havens that were confirmed to have the virus.  It’s important we continue to practice social distancing (at least 6 feet apart), wash your hands frequently (20 seconds with soap and water), and wear a mask in public areas.

MIAMI-DADE CASES

There are now 14,167 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Miami-Dade County.  Miami-Dade has 35% of all the confirmed cases in the State of Florida.  Miami-Dade has had 2,106 hospitalizations or a 15% hospitalization rate.  Note that hospitalizations within our County only increased by 9 people in the last 24 hours.  That’s a great indicator that the time is right to re-open Miami-Dade County.  In addition to that, the number of fatalities in the County only increased by 3 from 487 to 490 within the last 24 hours.  Again, each fatality is tragic, but seeing a decrease in the number of daily fatalities is obviously a positive trend.

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FLORIDA CASES

There are now 40,982 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida.  Hospitalizations increased from 7,171 to 7,224 in the last 24 hours, or 53 new hospitalizations across the entire state.  Florida fatalities only increased by 14 deaths in the last 24 hours.  Again, these are 14 deaths too many, but the number of daily fatalities is going down within our state.

COMPARE AGAINST OTHER STATES

New York’s numbers are saddening with 335,000 cases in the state and the loss of 21,478 people.  That’s a 6% fatality rate.  New Jersey has 139,000 cases with 9,225 fatalities or a 7% rate.  Michigan has 15% more cases than Florida, but about 3 times as many fatalities as Florida.  Michigan has a truly scary 10% fatality rate and the highest rate among the 10 states with the highest cases.  Texas, has the lowest fatality rate at 3%.

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