The Westside Gazette

Coronavirus Report: September 6, 2021

microscopic magnification of coronavirus that causes flu and chronic pneumonia leading to death. 3D rendering

By Marsha Mullings, MPH


40 million cases, 651,000 deaths


3.3 million cases, 46,324 deaths

*The Florida Department of Health has suspended daily case and vaccine reports. The department will instead post weekly updates. The numbers reported here reflect the number of new cases and deaths for the previous week, August 27 – September 2.


Monoclonal Antibody (mAB) therapy treatments are now available

Monoclonal antibody treatments can prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death in high-risk patients who have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19.

* Treatment is free and vaccination status does not matter. If you are 12 years and older and are at high risk for severe illness due to COVID-19, you are eligible for this treatment.

* These treatments are widely available in Florida. The closest treatment site is at CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. Treatment is administered daily, from 9am to 5 p.m.



The Delta variant is a highly contagious strain of coronavirus that presents a serious risk for infection. The probability of infection from this variant is extremely high for unvaccinated persons. Remaining vigilant against disease transmission is critical. Practice good COVID-19 control strategies:

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

For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention, visit;;

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