‘This Is Horrifying’: Broward Mayor Steve Geller Urges Vaccinations As COVID Cases Climb

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BROWARD COUNTY (CBSMiami) — Broward County Mayor Steve Geller started a quality league Monday greeting saying “there is simply a batch of atrocious quality connected COVID.”  There’s a crisp spike successful cases and a radical of radical who are inactive unvaccinated.

“The numbers are doubling each 10 oregon 11 days,” said Mayor Geller. “This is horrifying.”

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Cases are continuing to ascent and truthful are hold times astatine section investigating sites.

Mayor Geller said Broward County is scheduled to re-open 3 COVID-19 investigating sites adjacent week that had antecedently closed due to the fact that of debased turnout: Trade Winds Park, Markham Park, and C.B. Smith Park.

Over the weekend, Florida deed a record-high 21,683 caller COVID-19 cases and a grounds 10,207 radical successful the infirmary with the virus, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Miami-Dade and Broward County pb the United States successful hospitalizations for COVID-19, said Mayor Geller.

“Their intensive attraction units are good over-capacity,” said Mayor Geller connected Monday, speaking astir Memorial Healthcare System successful Broward. “This does not mean that they are not taking successful caller exigency patients. What it does mean is they’ve had to person a batch of facilities that are not designed arsenic ICUs. They’re making their classrooms, they’re making their gathering spaces, into further ICUs.”

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Mayor Geller announced that Broward residents implicit the property of 12 who tin person the COVID-19 vaccine, 72.5 percent person received 1 changeable and 59.7 percent are afloat vaccinated.  But of those successful the hospital, 97 percent are unvaccinated.

The colonisation astatine the infirmary has changed dramatically, helium added, with younger radical successful their 20s, 30s, and 40s showing up and needing to beryllium admitted due to the fact that of COVID-19.

In a propulsion to get much shots successful arms, the Broward County Mayor pointed retired the ones who are not eligible to get a vaccine close now: children.

Geller said 7 children are present astatine Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hopsital with COVID-19. Two of them are successful the ICU.

But adjacent much alarming, Geller said, the fig of children visiting the pediatric exigency country jumped successful little than a month. In June, 36 children had visited the pediatric ER for COVID-19. By July, that fig had jumped to 190.

“Please support the children of Broward County and get vaccinated,” helium said.

Brooke Shafer

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