Miami : Florida records record coronavirus deaths for fourth consecutive day – Telemundo Miami (51)

Florida coronavirus cases reached 470,389 on Friday after reporting 9,010 new positives and another record 257 additional deaths of residents in the state, the Health Department reported.

This is the fourth consecutive day that a record number of deaths has been recorded in a 24-hour period, after 253 on Thursday, 216 on Wednesday and 186 on Tuesday.

In total, the results of 97,644 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 10.57%, the lowest since June 24.

In the last week, 68,077 new cases have been reported: 9,010 on Friday, 9,956 on Thursday, 9,446 on Wednesday, 9,230 on Tuesday, 8,092 on Monday, 9,344 on Sunday and 12,199 on Saturday. The average number of positives for the COVID-19 in the last week is 9,725 per day.

Miami-Dade now has 118.42 cases and Broward 55,411. The two counties have the highest number of infected people in the state, where 6,843 residents have already died from COVID-19. Another 123 nonresidents in the state have died in Florida, bringing the total deaths to 6,966

In Miami-Dade alone, 1,611 people have died from COVID-19 and in Broward 709.

Additionally, Palm Beach County has 33,274 positive cases and 1,300 Monroe. A total of 26,533 people have been hospitalized in the state during this outbreak, which does not mean that all are hospitalized at this time.

In the center of the state, Hillsborough County records 29,116 cases and Orange has 29,011 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In the southwest, Lee County records 15,416 positives and Collier County 9,581.

The reopening of the state

In Florida, the first phase of reactivation began for most of the state as of May 4 and allowed the opening of non-essential businesses such as restaurants, retail stores, museums, gyms and libraries, but with reduced capacity and greater hygiene and distance measurements.

Phase two added bars and big events like half-capacity movie theaters and bowling alleys in 64 of Florida’s 67 counties in early June, but in the middle of that month COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in the state. , which is on the verge of a crisis in its hospitals.

Unemployment in the state

The increase in unemployment is another of the effects of COVID-19 that most worries Florida. Last week 105,410 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits, which means about 27,000 fewer people than the week before.

In the last four months 1.7 million Floridians, out of a total of 21.8 million, have benefited from the funds of the economic stimulus package of the law called CARES, which provides $ 600 a week to those unemployed by the pandemic .

However, the Coronavirus Economic Aid, Relief and Security Act (CARES) will expire this Saturday.

The Senate plans to negotiate this week the details of a new aid package called the Heroes Act, which has already been approved by the House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, the Miami city hall announced more funds to mitigate the looming housing crisis as a result of the impact of COVID-19 and the lack of employment.

In total, $ 1.3 million from state funds will go to assist residents who are unable to pay their mortgage or rent due to the pandemic.

The number of people undergoing the test increases day by day, but the results are taking longer than expected.