In reviewing this week’s COVID-19 numbers, we realized an error in our tracking spreadsheet that OVERSTATED the growth in the prior week’s numbers. The good news is that the number of new cases, new hospitalizations, and NEW fatalities were not as high as initially reported. The TOTAL numbers were accurate, but the fields calculating the growth was incorrect. We apologize for the mistake as we constantly strive to provide you the most accurate data. Here are the latest numbers:
In Miami-Dade, we saw 4,258 new cases of the Coronavirus. This is the highest number since late August, but still far below our peak in July.
New hospitalizations remains relatively stable at 92 new hospitalizations last week.
However, the number that matters most is the fatalities. We are happy to see the decline in fatalities to the lowest levels since April. According to the Florida Department of Health, we only lost 42 people to the Coronavirus last week. Of course, 42 people is 42 too many, but that’s less than half the number of deaths just 3 weeks ago.
Within our zip code, we had 40 new cases of the Coronavirus which remains stable over the last few weeks. In Miami Springs, we now estimate we’ve had 1,092 cases of the Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic or roughly 8% of the population that has acquired the virus at some point.
The State of Florida is seeing an increase in new cases with 26,296 new cases over the last 7 days. That’s the highest number of weekly new cases since August. However, new fatalities have gone way down with just 141 reported COVID-19 fatalities statewide. That’s really great news. Again, 141 fatalities is still a lot of people, but we had lost 452 souls just the prior week.