COVID-19 CASES MIAMI SPRINGS

The Florida Department of Health is reporting a total of 5,308 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic within our zip code, 33166.  In the last week, we saw 114 new cases.  That’s the second week in a row of case counts increasing within our zip code.  Some call it the Spring Break Bump.  In Miami Springs, we estimate 63 new cases of COVID-19 for an estimated total of 2,919 cases since the start of the pandemic.  We estimate 21% of the Miami Springs population of 14,000+ residents has acquired COVID-19 at some point during this pandemic or 1 out every 5 residents.

COVID-19 CASES MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Miami-Dade County continues to see the Spring Break Bump in cases with 9,602 new cases of COVID-19 last week.  That’s the second week of increased cases in Miami-Dade County and the highest number of new cases since Valentine’s Week.

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Unfortunately, we’re also seeing an increase in hospitalizations over the last week with 231 new hospitalizations in Miami-Dade County.  That’s the highest number of new hospitalizations since March 14th.

The good news is that the number of fatalities from COVID-19 did go down last week to the lowest number of year with 69 fatalities last week.  Naturally, we don’t want to see anyone die from COVID-19, but we are encouraged to see the number decrease.  The COVID-19 fatality rate in Miami-Dade County stands at 1.3%.

COVID-19 CASES FLORIDA

Statewide, the Florida Department of Health is also reporting a Spring Break Bump in cases with 41,681 new cases of COVID-19 reported last week.  That’s the highest number of new cases since February 21st.

Fortunately, the number of fatalities statewide decreased from 523 two weeks ago to 370 fatalities last week.  That’s the lowest number of weekly fatalities since November 15th.  

VACCINATIONS

Every adult, regardless of age, is recommended to get the vaccine.  In the State of Florida, there’s no excuse.  Anyone 18 and older can get the vaccine for FREE.

Plus, you don’t have to go far.  In addition to places like CVS and Publix, CIMA Medical Center located on Westward Drive in Miami Springs is offering the COVID-19 vaccine while supplies last.  You can easily register for your appointment at:  http://www.vacnow.org/

For those who are fearful of the vaccine, don’t be.  The vaccines are safe the affects of the vaccine are incredibly mild compared to the effects from actually catching COVID-19.

Speaking personally, I’ve received both shots from the Pfizer vaccine.  Neither shot hurt.  I felt a mild tenderness on my shoulder for about 24 hours.  After the first shot, I felt no symptoms whatsoever.  After the second shot, I felt some slight fatigue on the second day.  I took some Tylenol and then I felt fine for the rest of the day.  That was it.

Remember, you’re going to read headlines from the exceptions, but most people do extremely well with these vaccines.  So we ask you to get the vaccine as soon as you can if you haven’t already.  It will reduce the spread of the virus and reduce the number of people dying.  it will also get life back to normal.  We are not meant to be separated like this and we need to reunite with family, friends, and loved ones.

God bless you all and stay safe.

 

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