Coronavirus Report: April 12, 2021

Coronavirus Report: April 12, 2021

By Marsha Mullings, MPH

 USA

31 million cases, 564,000 deaths

Florida

2.1 million cases, 86,969 total hospitalizations, 34,021 deaths

Broward

220,489 cases, 9,628 total hospitalizations, 2,720 deaths

Pandemic Update

*Cases have remained steady over the past week. Daily average for new cases is 65,000 infections.

*The B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant (UK variant) is now the predominant viral strain in the US. *B.1.1.7 is more easily spread than the original coronavirus.

*Florida has the highes number of confirmed B.1.1.7 cases (3510) in the US.

*Broward County has the highest number of confirmed B.1.1.7 variants in Florida.

Vaccine Update      *21% of Floridians have been fully vaccinated. 20% of Broward residents have received two doses.

*All Floridians 18 years and older are now eligible for vaccines.

*Floridians can pre-register for vaccination appointments at www.myvaccine.fl.gov.

*Individuals with frontline jobs such as teaching, or transportation, among others, will be given priority when registering online,

*Appointments can also be made separately with Publix, Walmart, Winn-Dixie, CVS and other entities offering the inoculations.

Vaccines are now available to every adult in Florida and the US, but the risk of infection and COVID-19 disease remain extremely high. Remaining vigilant against disease transmission is critical. Practice good COVID-19 control strategies:

*Observe social distancing guidelines (6 feet or more of separation from others).

*Practice good hand hygiene (wash hands frequently with soap and warm water, or use hand sanitizers).

*Wear a mask when out in public.

Avoid crowded indoor locations where possible.

For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention, visit www.FloridaHealth.org; www.coronavirus.jhu.edu; www.cdc.gov; www.NYT.com.

 

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