We want to remind all Miami Springs and Virginia Gardens residents that the Miami Springs Recreation Center will be operating as a Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Site starting Thursday, March 11th through March 17th.  The site will be operating between 9am – 5pm.  No appointments needed.  This is a walk up vaccination.

Here’s who’s eligible:

  • Healthcare workers with direct patient contact – 18+
  • K-12 School Staff – 18+
  • Long term facility residents and staff – 18+
  • Law enforcement officers and firefighters – 50+
  • Individuals with extreme vulnerability to COVID-19 (with attached form signed by physician)
  • Seniors 65 and older

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We had 121 new cases of COVID-19 within zip code 33166 last week.  That’s an increase

MIAMI SPRINGS COVID-19 CASES

We had 121 new cases of COVID-19 within zip code 33166 last week.  That’s an increase from the prior week, but still down from the peaks we saw in late December.  In Miami Springs, we estimate we had 67 new cases of COVID-19 last week.

MIAMI-DADE COVID-19 CASES

In Miami-Dade, we had an increase in new cases jumping to 9,195 new cases in the last 7 days.

Miami-Dade had an increase in Hospitalizations in the last 7 days with 304 new hospitalizations.  0

We also lost 132 people in Miami-Dade over the last 7 days due to COVID-19.  That’s a slight increase over the prior week.

 

FLORIDA COVID-19 CASES

Statewide, we had 37,215 new cases of COVID-19.  That’s a continuous trend of lower cases within the State of Florida.  However, Florida did see a slight increase in new hospitalizations last week.

There was also an increase in fatalities last week with 920 fatalities from COVID-19 in the last 7 days.  Nevertheless, it’s still the second week with fatalities below 1,000.  That’s not great, but definitely better than where we had been.

Please, remember to practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands, protect the most vulnerable, and if you can, get the vaccine.  With your help, we might say goodbye to COVID by summer.

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