Nearly 30,000 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the State of Florida. Of those, 4,640 have required hospitalization or 16%. Florida has had 987 fatalities or a 3% fatality rate.
Miami-Dade has 10,458 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus. We’ve had 1,172 hospitalizations within the County or aN 11% hospitalization rate. The fatality rate in the County is at 2.6%. Compare that to Florida’s 3.3% or Michigan’s 8%.
The chart below shows the number of confirmed cases by age within Miami-Dade County. Note: This reflects people who have the virus, not people who have necessarily died from the virus. You’ll also see the second chart which shows the trending of fewer cases by day within our county.
There are now 85 cases of the Coronavirus within our zip code, 33166. Miami Springs represents 55% of the population within our zip code. That doesn’t necessarily mean we have 55% of the cases. We may have more. We may have less. But statistically, Miami Springs will have a decent portion of the 85 cases within our zip code. Nevertheless, we need to treat everyone as if they have the Coronavirus and practice social distancing, wear masks in public, and wash our hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds each time.
The virus dies quickly in direct sunlight. We already have 90 degree plus weather in sunny South Florida. You still have to practice social distancing, wash your hands, and wear a masks when out in public areas. But, this new evidence provides a natural way to kill the virus and/or disinfect items. It also provides another reason we need to spend time (away from others) outside during sunny days.
FLORIDA VS OTHER STATES
Florida ranks #8 in total number of Coronavirus cases, but Florida has the lowest mortality rate at just 3%. Maybe the sunshine and warmth has something to do with it. New York and New Jersey have a combined total of over 21,000 fatalities. Meanwhile, Florida has fewer than 1,000 fatalites.