Miami-Dade County has seen a staggering increase in the number of Covid-19 patients being hospitalized (88%), in the number of ICU beds being used (114%) and in the use of ventilators (119%) over the past 13 days, according to the latest data released by Miami-Dade County Government.
It also reported a 26% Covid-19 positivity rate on Sunday, according to data released by the mayor’s office. The positivity rate is tracked daily by the county.
The goal is to not exceed a positivity rate of 10%, according to the Miami-Dade Mayor’s office, but the county has exceeded the 10% mark for the past 14 days. Its current 14-day average is 22%.
The state of Florida does not release the number of current Covid-19 patients in the state.
The state only releases the number of available hospital beds, which is currently 15,291 (26%). As for ICU beds available in Florida, the state reports there are currently 1,310 available, which is 22 percent.
Here is a breakdown of the hospitalization data released by Miami-Dade County Government:
Patients in ICU beds:
Patients on Ventilators: