COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the rise in South Florida

New COVID-19 cases in Florida have increased by 90% in Last two weeks

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Dr. Jessica Quiñones, assures that "the emergency room is the window to the community" and we have seen a significant increase in pediatric patients, adult patients, who have symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, body aches, vomiting, and diarrhea

COVID-19 hospitalizations in our region have also increased. Miami Dade was up 31%, Broward was up 53% and Palm Beach was up 32%.

In Miami Dade, the increase would be 15 admissions per 100,000 residents. According to this statistic, 300 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county.

"In Miami-Dade County, we are on high alert," Quiñones said.

"Over the past 30 days, we have seen an increase in positive cases of COVID-19 here in Miami-Dade County. The positivity rate here in the Miami-Dade County averages between 28 and 35 percent of results processed by Nomi Health," says Jose Suarez of Nomi Health.

Nomi Health found a predominance of omicron variants in our region.

"BQ.1, XXB and XBB.1.5 which are responsible for almost 60% of the results positive that we have here in the municipality, "explains Suárez.

Dr. Dadilia Garcés believes that "the number of cases is likely to increase. Because these variants are generally much more contagious and this will make Many more people get sick. This includes people who are much more vulnerable and more likely to end up in the hospital."

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