Coronavirus Report: August 15, 2022

By Marsha Mullings, MPH

USA

Cases: 93 million

Deaths: 1.04 million

Florida

Cases:  6.9 million

Deaths: 78,559

Update

New coronavirus cases have fallen 20% across the US in the last two weeks

Cases are falling in every state

New cases are falling across Florida

Cases in Florida have fallen over 26% over the last two weeks

Other infectious

Disease Note

Monkeypox – The Biden Administration has declared Monkeypox a national health emergency as cases continue to rise rapidly across the U.S.

The Numbers:

    *31,779 cases reported in 89 countries

  *11,177 confirmed cases in the United States

*1,085 confirmed cases in Florida

  *412 confirmed cases in Broward County

Monkeypox is an infectious disease that causes pox-like vesicles on the face, hands, and other parts of the body. The disease is spread by direct physical contact with someone who is infected with the disease. Anyone is a risk for Monkeypox.

 

Monkeypox Symptoms

* Rash- which may go through several stages, including scabs, before healing

* Fever

* Chills

* Swollen lymph nodes

* Exhaustion

* Muscle aches and backache

* Headache

* Respiratory symptoms (e.g., sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)

Monkey rashes may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus and could be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.

An infected may experience all or only a few symptoms.

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

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