Will Florida see a winter increase in COVID-19 cases? – .

Will Florida see a winter increase in COVID-19 cases? – .

JACKSONVILLE, Floride – The fight against COVID-19 is far from over.

“We’re still seeing about 4 to 5 times more cases than in June,” said Dr. Richina Bicette-McCain and associate medical director of Baylor College of Medicine.

Cases have increased in 19 states over the past week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and 11 states are also seeing an increase in hospitalizations.

As local hospitals like Baptist Medical Center and UF Health report the lowest numbers in seven months, infectious disease specialist Dr Mohammed Reza warns we are not clear.

“If the past two years tell us anything, this virus seems to come in flare-ups, it’s different times in different parts of the country,” Dr Reza said.

More than 53 million people will travel to see family and friends on Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Health experts urge everyone to follow safety protocols and get vaccinated if eligible.

“If you have to travel, make sure you wear a mask, a tight-fitting surgical mask or a KN-95 are the best options, especially when you’re in close spaces around people whose immunization status you don’t know. by », Dr Bicette-McCain

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Vacation trips and gatherings could lead to an increase in coronavirus cases.

Health experts are encouraging those eligible to get the vaccine, including children between the ages of 5 and 11.

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