In the past 13 days, Miami-Dade County has seen a staggering increase in the number of Covid-19 patients being hospitalized (65%), in the number of ICU beds being used (67%) and in the use of ventilators (129%), according to the latest data released by Miami-Dade County Government.
As of Sunday, there were 1,898 Covid-19 patients, 393 patients in ICU beds, and 206 patients on ventilators, according to data from the county government.
Highest number of new cases in a day: In Florida as a whole, health officials on Sunday reported a shocking record of new cases in a single day: 15,300 -- the highest single day figure for any US state since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Officials reported a 14-day average Covid-19 positivity rate of 26% on Sunday, according to data released by Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office. The positivity rate is tracked daily by county.
Gimenez's office has said the goal is to not exceed a daily positivity rate of 10%. The county has exceeded a daily 22% mark for the past 14 days.