Coronavirus Report Week of May 10th
By Marsha Mullings, MPH
33 million cases, 583,000 deaths
2.3 million cases, 92,086 total hospitalizations, 35,731 deaths
237,040 cases, 10,184 total hospitalizations, 2,964 deaths
v India is undergoing a dramatic surge in new coronavirus infections. The US has restricted travel from India; the restrictions do not apply to American citizens or lawful permanent residents returning to the US.
v Americans are advised to avoid travel to India.
v A “double mutant” strain of the Brazil mutant strain of coronavirus has been confirmed in Broward County. The Brazilian mutant is more contagious than the original strain. It is not yet known if this double mutant is resistant to the available vaccines.
v46% of Americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 34% are fully vaccinated.
v45% of Floridians have been partially vaccinated; 34% have been fully vaccinated.
The risk of infection with coronavirus and the possibility of developing 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.