This morning, we wake up to nearly 18,000 people in Florida confirmed to have contracted the Coronavirus.  Nearly 2,500 people have required hospitalization or 14% of the Confirmed Cases.  (NOTE: Some of the hospitalizations have already been released.  Some are still in the hospital.  Others have passed away.)  The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 419 or 2.3%.

Closer to home, Miami-Dade County now has 6,300 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.  Nearly 500 people have required hospitalizations or 8% of the confirmed cases.  84 people have died from COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County.  The fatality rate has increased slightly to 1.3% in the County.

Our next door neighbors, the City of Hialeah, has a whopping 761 cases of the Coronavirus.  Doral has 82 cases with the Gables at 81 cases.  Medley still has just 3 cases with only 2 reported cases in Miami Springs.  Our zip code, 33166, shows 43 confirmed cases of the virus.

Despite the sobering numbers, there is a light of hope this Easter weekend.  The number of new cases reported within the State of Florida is starting to go down.  It appears we may be on the back side of the peak.  Now that doesn’t mean we can let our guard down.  If we do this can spike up again.  However, all this effort to sacrifice, close businesses, change our lifestyles, has all been to save lives.  We need to continue to wash our hands.  Practice social distancing.  Wear a mask.  Stay healthy!   God bless you all and have a wonderful Easter Weekend.


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