Miami saw 91 new cases of coronavirus per day last week. Now it’s up to 125.
“I am looking at the statistics and the statistics are very serious,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “Each measure is up. “
Miami-Dade County has just signed an emergency order to cancel the business reopenings – but officials also need to start working on a long-term plan, said Suarez.
“We know you can’t execute these orders forever,” said Suarez. “I think that if it is only a measure to maintain or reduce hospital capacity, it is something which is obviously a short-term measure. What we need is a long-term plan and strategy that is designed to defeat Covid-19 in our community. “
Florida is now the third hardest hit state in the country in terms of the total number of cases.
Hospitals short of beds: Statewide, 43 hospital intensive care units (ICUs) have reached maximum capacity with zero beds available, according to the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA).
32 other hospitals have an availability of beds of 10% in intensive care or less.
14 hospitals have reached the capacity of non-resuscitated beds, and 54 other hospitals have 10% or less of non-resuscitated hospital beds available.
Mass test: More than 2.23 million people have been tested in Florida since the pandemic started, Governor Ron DeSantis said on Monday.
During the week of June 29, Florida tested more than 400,000 people, DeSantis said on Twitter.