New Coronavirus cases doubled in the last 7 days compared to the prior week in Miami-Dade County. There were 6,515 new reported cases of COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County last week versus 3,236 new cases the prior week. That’s far below our peak in July of over 20,000 new cases per week, but still alarming to see it go up so fast.
Hospitalizations were going down in Miami-Dade County, but we did see a spike last week with 164 new hospitalizations. That’s more than double the 80 new hospitalizations the prior week, but still below the peak of nearly 700 new hospitalizations we saw in August.
We lost 166 souls last week to the Coronavirus in Miami-Dade County last week. That’s a 64% increase in weekly fatalities, but still below our high of nearly 300 fatalities per week we saw in late July. The Miami-Dade County known fatality rate from the Coronavirus remains at 2%. That’s a 98% survival rate.
Within our zip code, we had 81 new confirmed cases or double the prior week’s number. That puts the total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus within our zip code at 1,945. In Miami Springs we estimate we’ve had 1,070 total cases of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. We estimate Miami Springs had approximately 23 new cases of the Coronavirus in the last 7 days.
In the State of Florida, we also saw a big increase in new cases with nearly 42,000 cases statewide. That’s the biggest weekly increase since August.
Folks, we all need to live our lives. Especially our youth and kids who can’t be locked up indoors all day. But when you go out, practice social distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands. And please, be extra careful with our most vulnerable…The elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.
God bless you and stay safe.