Our zip code, 33166, had 40 new cases of the Coronavirus over the last 7 days.  That puts us at over 1,900 total cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.  In Miami Springs, we estimate 1,047 cases of the Coronavirus or 22 new cases over the last week.

MIAMI-DADE CASES

Miami-Dade County had the highest number of new COVID-19 cases over the last 6 weeks with 3,236 new cases.  That puts Miami-Dade County’s total count of cases at 178,354.

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Fortunately, we had the lowest number of new hospitalizations in Miami-Dade County with just 80 hospitalizations over the last 7 days.  That’s about 11 hospitalizations per day.  As you can see in the chart below, that’s the lowest weekly hospitalizations in the County since we started tracking in April.

Miami-Dade lost 101 people over the last 7 days from COVID-19.  That’s the lowest number since the week ending July 12th.  As you can see below, we’re still far from having no fatalities from COVID-19, but it’s encouraging to see the number continue to go down.

FLORIDA CASES

The state of Florida had over 20,000 new cases of the Coronavirus as cases begin to climb up in our state.  The last time we had over 20,000 new cases in a week statewide was during the week ending September 6th.  This is somewhat expected as the State has lifted many restrictions.

The good news is that the State of Florida had the lowest number of weekly fatalities from COVID-19 since the week ending July 12th.  We lost 616 people in the State of Florida over the last 7 days.  Again, we need to get this number down to zero, but we’re happy to report the decline in COVID-19 deaths statewide.

As we get closer to a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s important that we continue to social distance, wear masks, and wash your hands.

One last note:  We don’t live a risk free world.  You only have to be alive in order to die.  We all know the elderly are far more vulnerable to the Coronavirus than the youth.  Smokers, obese people, diabetic people, and people with morbid conditions should do everything possible to protect themselves.  If you are young and healthy, you still want to be careful so you don’t catch it and spread to those who are more vulnerable.  Nevertheless, healthy young people have minimal risk with this virus.  Here’s what we ask, be responsible.  Wear your mask, but go out and enjoy life.  These lockdowns and restrictions have hurt so many financially and emotionally.  People are hurting.  Be extra kind with your neighbors.  Be extra patient with people who may not be as patient as yourself.  This COVID-19 has put so many people on edge and under stress.  Let’s all be kind to one another and help each other put the worst of the Coronavirus in the rear view mirror.

God bless you all and stay safe.

 

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