Coronavirus Report: May 16, 2022

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By Marsha Mullings, MPH

 USA

Cases: 82 million

Deaths: 1.0 million

Florida

Cases:  6 million

Deaths: 74,178

Update

  • Coronavirus cases are continuing to rise across the US.
  • The average number of new cases is 90,000 per day, a 60% increase over the last two weeks.
  • The US has reached the grim milestone of 1 million recorded deaths due to COVID-19. The actual number of COVID-19 deaths is undoubtedly higher.
  • New coronavirus cases are rising in Florida. The state reports an average of 5,600 new cases per day, up 49% over the last two weeks.
  • Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are once again rising in South Florida, although the number of deaths has remained flat over the previous two weeks.
  • The risk of coronavirus transmission has moved from Low to Moderate in Broward County, which has seen the highest jump in cases across South Florida.

Announcement

  • Two new Omicron variants (B4 and B5) have been detected in the US. These variants emerged in South Africa and are thought to be more transmissible than other Omicron variants.
  • Scientists believe that B4 and B5 may be able to evade the vaccines, however there is no definitive information regarding “immunological escape” at this point.
  • The Biden administration has issued new warning that the US could see 100 million COVID-19 cases in the Fall and Winter of this year.

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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