New COVID-19 cases within our zip code sky-rocketed to a record high with 253 new cases in the last 7 days. That surpasses the previous weekly record of new cases set back during the week ending July 19th when we had 238 new cases. We estimate Miami Springs has now had 1,502 cases of the Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. We also estimate that there were 139 cases of COVID-19 in Miami Springs in the last 7 days.
MIAMI-DADE CASES SPIKING, TOO!
Miami-Dade County didn’t set a record in weekly new cases, but it’s getting awfully close. Miami-Dade reported 17,418 new cases in the last 7 days. That’s getting close to the record of over 20,000 cases we saw in July.
New hospitalizations are still far below the August peak. However, remember that cases peaked in July and then Hospitalizations peaked in August. If we peak in December, it’s likely we’ll see hospitalizations peak in January. Only time will tell. Last week, Miami-Dade County saw 179 new hospitalization from COVID-19. That’s not a good number, but far less than the nearly 700 hospitalizations we saw during the peak in August.
Fatalities did increase last week with 90 souls lost last week due to COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County. We are currently seeing the COVID-19 fatality rate at 1.6% in Miami-Dade County.
FLORIDA COVID-19 CASES
The State of Florida Health Department is reporting that Florida added over 70,000 new cases of the Coronavirus COVID-19. That puts the total number of people who were infected with COVID-19 at over 1 million since the start of the pandemic.
Fortunately, fatalities did not see an increase last week vs the prior week. Nevertheless, we don’t like to report that 746 people died from COVID-19 over the last 7 days in Florida. But that’s still below the high mark of over 1,400 fatalities we reported in August. Currently, the statewide fatality rate stands at 1.8%.