Over the last week, we saw a continued increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Florida, Miami-Dade County, and even in our zip code.
Looking locally at our zip code, 33166, the Florida Department of Health is reporting an increase of 159 new cases. That’s the highest number since the peak in July. We estimate Miami Springs has now had 1,363 cases of the Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. We estimate Miami Springs had 88 new cases of the Coronavirus last week.
MIAMI-DADE CORONAVIRUS CASES
Miami-Dade cases of the Coronavirus increases by over 12,400 cases last week. We are clearly seeing our 2nd biggest wave since the summer. The number of weekly new cases is still going up, but not as bad as the over 20,000 weekly cases we saw in July.
According to the Florida Department of Health, there were less than 100 new hospitalizations countywide. That’s not a great number, but if our goal is to not overwhelm our hospital systems, we can say the County is doing a good job.
Miami-Dade did see an increase in COVID-19 fatalities last week with the loss of 70 souls last week. The number of fatalities are still well below the highs we saw earlier in the year. We also noticed that the fatality rate has dropped to 1.7%. That’s a 98.3% survival rate.
FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS CASES
Florida had a whopping 53,470 new cases of the Coronavirus over the last 7 days. That’s the highest number of weekly new cases since the summer. We suspect we’ll see the numbers continue to climb following the Thanksgiving weekend Holiday.
We also saw a spike in fatalities statewide last week. According to the Florida Department of Health, we lost another 747 people who died from COVID-19 last week statewide. That’s the highest number of weekly fatalities since September. That puts the fatality rate at 1.9% statewide. That means, so far, 98.1% of people who caught COVID-19 have survived.
WEAR A MASK
You don’t need to wear a mask while driving or sunning at the beach. But if you’re anywhere public indoors, for goodness sake, wear a mask. Nobody wants another lockdown. Let’s get the numbers down as we prepare for the release of the vaccines in 2021.