Over the last week, our zip code (33166) had 56 new confirmed cases. That’s a total of 1,665 cases in our zip code since the start of the pandemic. In Miami Springs, we estimate we’ve had a total of 916 cases of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
There was an additional fatality reported by the State of Florida Department of Health over the last week putting the total number of COVID-19 related fatalities at 53 cases. As you know, Fair Havens is second in the State of Florida in total number of fatalities for a nursing home.
As you can see below, the number of new cases of the coronavirus decreased to 5,345 last week. That’s the lowest number of new cases in over 2 months.
The number of new hospitalizations in Miami-Dade County decreased to just 240 over the last 7 days. That’s a serious decline from the high of nearly 700 weekly new hospitalizations. This is great news to keep our hospital systems from getting overwhelmed.
Miami-Dade had 165 new fatalities over the last 7 days. That number remains high relative to the last few months, but it is continuing to decrease. Miami-Dade County has a 1.5% fatality rate since the beginning of the pandemic. That puts the Coronavirus survival rate at 98.5% in Miami-Dade County.
Florida had 23,989 new cases of the Coronavirus over the last 7 days. Clearly, it’s showing a decrease from the highs of over 80,000 new weekly Coronavirus cases we saw in mid-July.
We are also seeing a decrease in the new weekly fatalities from the virus, statewide. In the last 7 days, Florida lost 708 people. That number has come down in half from the peak of over 1,400 fatalities a few weeks ago. We pray this number continues to come down.
We want to continue to remind everyone. Practice social distancing. Wear your mask. Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face. Take extra precautions with the most vulnerable…specifically the elderly.
God bless you and stay safe.