New COVID-19 cases dropped last week within our zip code 33166 with 84 new cases last week compared to 123 the week prior. Hopefully, this is the beginning of the final decline in COVID cases as more and more people either get COVID-19, get the vaccine, or get both. We estimate over 3,000 out of the over 14,000 residents in Miami Springs have already acquired COVID-19 at some point during the pandemic. That’s about 21% of the Miami Springs population or 1 out of every 5 residents. Add the thousands of residents who have been vaccinated and we hope we soon start to reach herd immunity.
MIAMI-DADE COVID-19 CASES
New cases in Miami-Dade dropped last week with 8,306 new cases compared to over 10,000 the week prior. Miami-Dade County alone has almost reached half a million people who were infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
We did see a dip new Hospitalizations in Miami-Dade County last week with 211 new hospitalizations last week. We’d like to see that number dip below 100 new weekly hospitalizations.
Unfortunately, we lost 71 souls due to COVID-19 last week. As more people get vaccinated, the risk of hospitalizations and death dramatically decrease. We can’t wait to start reporting weeks with no fatalities from COVID-19. As more people get vaccinated, this will become a reality.
FLORIDA COVID-19 CASES
Statewide, we also saw a drop in cases with nearly 41,000 new cases last week compared to nearly 49,000 cases the prior week. Florida has recorded 2.2 million cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. That’s about 10% of the Florida population. We hope to see more Floridians get vaccinated to finally put COVID-19 in the past.
- Get vaccinated
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands
- Practice social distancing
And most importantly, protect our seniors and those with pre-existing conditions that can become vulnerable to COVID-19. Let’s do our part to protect the most vulnerable in our society.
God bless you all and stay safe.