Cases: 88.6 million Deaths: 1.02 million
Cases: 6.6 million Deaths: 76,193
*New coronavirus cases across the US have remained flat but a modest increase in cases in the Northeast, and the emergence of the BA.5 subvariant foreshadows another surge in cases over the summer.
*The country has averaged 109,000 new coronavirus cases daily, a 2% increase over the previous two weeks.
*In Florida, new coronavirus cases have fallen 9% over the previous two weeks. COVID-19 deaths have decreased by 28% in the state.
*Florida reports an average of 9,600 new cases per day.
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Other infectious disease note
Monkeypox – Monkeypox cases are rising rapidly across the globe and in the US.
8238 cases reported in 57 countries
767 confirmed cases in the United States
73 cases in Florida
40 confirmed cases in Broward County
15 confirmed cases in Miami-Dade County
The Pride Center is offering free vaccinations next week.
Starting Tuesday, anyone can get a shot to protect against the disease at 2040 North Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors, from noon to 8 p.m. through next Friday, and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday afternoon.
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 at risk for Monkeypox.
For more information on Monkeypox, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html
Listeriosis – There is an outbreak of Listeriosis connected to Big Olaf Creamery, an ice-cream brand manufactured in Sarasota, Florida.
23 persons have been sickened
1 person has died
1 woman has suffered a miscarriage due to the illness
The CDC recommends that consumers who have Big Olaf brand ice-cream at home dispose of any remaining product.
Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die. The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems (CDC).
For information on Listeriosis, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/index.ht