Florida reached 938,414 new cases of COVID-19 this Sunday, while Miami-Dade County exceeded 214,000 cases and Broward 100,000. The daily report showed 6,587 new positives and 61 additional deaths of residents in the state, according to reports from the Department of Health.
In the last week, 53,213 new cases have been reported: 6,587 on Sunday, 8,409 on Saturday, 9,085 on Friday, 9,085 on Thursday, 7,925 on Wednesday, 7,459 on Tuesday, 4,663 on Monday. The average number of positives to COVID-19 in the last week is 7,602 per day. The hospitalizations that have been registered to date amounted to 53,403 people.
Cases Rise As News Breaks Out That A New Vaccine Over 94% Effective Will Be Available Soon
Miami-Dade has so far had 214,943 cases (1,746 new) and Broward 100,288 (771 new). The two counties have the highest number of infected people in the state, where 17,991 residents have already died from COVID-19. Another 223 non-state residents have died in Florida, for a grand total of 18,214.
In Miami-Dade, 3,766 people have died from COVID-19 and in Broward 1,626.
In addition, Palm Beach County has had 61,776 positive cases, while Monroe accumulates 3,114. In the central state, Hillsborough County has 55,482 cases and Orange has 54,636 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In the Southwest, Lee County has 28,115 positives and Collier County 16,864.
Vaccine on the way
Jackson Memorial Hospital and Regional Memorial Hospital confirmed to Telemundo 51 that they will receive a limited number of Pfizer vaccines in the coming weeks. They will have them stored in special freezers that they already bought until the vaccine is approved by the FDA.
Pharmaceutical Pfizer is one step away from meeting it after announcing that its phase 3 vaccine is 95% effective and has no safety concerns.
Dr. Graciela Molares, leader in scientific affairs for Pfizer’s vaccine division, said: “We hope to be able to submit to the FDA and the European agency the third week of November our data and with this seek approval of its emergency use.”
Pfizer announced that the first batch of vaccines will cover 15 million Americans, however, it is not known how many doses Florida will receive, which has been working on a distribution plan for months.
The pharmacist assured that the vaccine is 95% effective.
Dr. Dadilia Garcés, epidemiologist and professor at Miami Dade College knows that “it will not reach everyone. The first people to be vaccinated are the health personnel, and the national guard, our military, who are the ones who will protect the distribution and collaborate with what we need. And then the others ”.
“The vaccines are coming, it is good news, but we have to continue with this responsibility that we have with ourselves to take care of ourselves and our loved ones and our community.”
The United States has another candidate who has also demonstrated the effectiveness of its vaccine, that of the pharmaceutical company Moderna, which could request emergency authorization shortly and has counted on the injection of funds from the United States Government to achieve its good results in the historically rapid preparation development process.