The State of Florida had just under 35,000 reported new cases of COVID-19 last week. That’s a 36% drop in new cases compared to the prior week as the Delta wave of COVID-19 continues to wane. Florida also reported a 26% drop in fatalities last week as fatalities dropped for the second week in a row. That being said, fatalities still remain high with 1,722 reported COVID-19 related deaths last week.
MIAMI-DADE COVID-19 CASES
In Miami-Dade, there were 33% fewer reported new cases of COVID-19 last week compared to the prior week with just under 5,000 cases last week. That’s the lowest number since early July.
COVID-19 CASES RISK FACTORS
Nearly 84% of all COVID-19 fatalities in Florida have been among adults 60 years or older. Another 13% of COVID-19 fatalities have been among adults between 40 – 59. In other words, 97% of of COVID-19 fatalities have been among adults over 40 years old. Only 3% of the fatalities have been among younger adults under the age of 40.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 460,308 reported cases of COVID-19 among adults 65 and over. This age group has had nearly 42,000 reported COVID-19 fatalities for a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 9.1%. That’s one fatality for every 11 reported cases.
On the flip side, there have been more reported cases among those under 16 years old. The vast majority of the group is unvaccinated as there is no approved vaccine yet for those under 12. Over the course of 20 months of this pandemic, we’ve lost 24 kids under 16 years of to COVID-19. That’s a Case Fatality Rate of 0.0050%. That’s one fatality for every 20,000 reported.
MIAMI-DADE VACCINATION RATE
The Florida Department of Health reports that Miami-Dade County has a population of 2.9 million people and has vaccinated 2.3 million people. They claim Miami-Dade has a 91% vaccination rate among those 12 and older. (NOTE: We believe Miami-Dade has a high vaccination rate, but we don’t buy the 91% rate. We know that number includes plenty of foreigners who come to Miami to get vaccinated…aka vaccination tourism.)
The Florida Department of Health will be in Miami Springs on Tuesday and Friday at the Miami Springs Pool party room.