Covid-19 cases and positive rate continue to rise in Florida

Florida added this Friday, November 13, 2020, about 7,000 new cases of the covid-19 Y 73 deaths, maintaining both the rebound of contagion in the last two weeks, such as the positive rate, which is above 7%.

The increase of 6,933 cases today is the highest in a day since last August 8, not counting the 7,500 of September 1 that were due to a accumulation of evidence in a laboratory, according to Florida Department of Health.

The state, third in infections behind Texas Y California, has accumulated 870,552 cases and 17,659 deaths since March 1.

Confirmed deaths in the last 24 hours in southeast Florida, the focus of the pandemic, include five in Miami-Dade, eleven in Broward and one in Palm Beach.

Miami-Dade accumulates 199,072 cases (1 876 more) and 3 706 deaths, Broward 93 514 (857) and 1 581 and Palm Beach 57 361 (454) and 1 620 deaths since March.

The positivity rate of the 85 600 tests yesterday was 7.9%, while the 14-day average is 7.2% and the one-week average is 7.7%.

There are also 3,129 people admitted with a diagnosis of covid-19 of the 51,542 hospitalizations since the start of the outbreak.

Amid the rebound, the county of Miami-Dade today announced the resumption of home evictions for cases filed in court before March 12 after “a thorough review to ensure a policy that is fair to both tenants and landlords.”

“The limited resumption of evictions” will be subject to the order of the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides federal eviction relief until December 31st to eligible individuals.

Under that directive, which went into effect last September, homelessness increases the likelihood that people will move into settings such as shelters, increasing the risk of covid-19.

On that occasion the governor Ron DeSantis extended until October 1 the ban on tenant evictions and foreclosures on residential, non-commercial properties.

However, the measure did not prevent the proceedings from starting in the courts.

On Thursday, the United States reached 10,526,906 cases and 242,621 deaths, according to the independent count of the Universidad Johns Hopkins.


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