Miami-Dade COVID-19 Cases Continue To Spike

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – COVID hospitalization numbers proceed to emergence successful Miami-Dade and crossed the state.

Hospitalization rates are reaching numbers adjacent to what they were past twelvemonth astatine this time.

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“It’s spreading similar wildfire,” said David Andrews, vice-chair of diligent pathology astatine Jackson Health System.

As of July 30th, Miami-Dade County had 542,000 Covid cases. That is simply a 19.5 percent summation from the week before.

Baptist Health hospitals are seeing a ample fig of those radical and is presently caring for 726 patients with COVID-19 astatine their hospitals. That’s a 140 percent summation from 2 weeks ago.

Andrews says akin increases tin beryllium seen each crossed the state.

“The Delta variant is an unprecedented variant since the pandemic began,” adds Andrews.

Jackson Health System presently has 238 COVID patients, 99 much than 2 weeks ago. Twenty-nine of them are successful the ICU, which is astir astatine capableness and adjacent though some the vaccinated and unvaccinated are getting the microorganism astatine the aforesaid rate, Andrews says the unvaccinated are the ones who upwind up successful the hospital.

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“The unvaccinated population. Those individuals are going to beryllium overmuch much susceptible to getting precise sick and becoming hospitalized and yet succumbing to this disease,” said Andrews.

But successful a caller briefing, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried said determination is simply a metallic lining.

“Florida is seeing an summation successful vaccines administered. This past week, 334,064 doses to 288,870 the week before. This is simply a affirmative trend”

“We person seen a 30% summation successful vaccinations.”

Tourist Delfina Bejir decided to get vaccinated portion connected abrogation

“In my country, radical my property are not getting vaccinated close present and I cognize that present I cognize that they are vaccinating everyone, truthful decided to get the vaccine here,” said Bejir.

Even those who are vaccinated accidental they are taking precautions.

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“I privation them to beryllium protected. I privation them to beryllium harmless nary substance what broadside of the obstruction you basal on, but arsenic acold arsenic vaccines spell I deliberation conscionable wearing a disguise is the reply close now,” said Belaxis Buil.

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