Almost a thousand and a half cases and 20 deaths from coronavirus in Florida

Almost a Thousand And a Half Cases And 20 Deaths From Coronavirus In Florida

Miami.- The death toll from COVID-19 increased to 20 and the number of cases detected, including two new cases of children, is close to a thousand and a half (1,467) in Florida, whose Governor, Ron DeSantis, asked the President Donald Trump declaring the coronavirus situation in this state a “major disaster”.

A month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward County, adjacent to Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Health reported Tuesday.

By letter, DeSantis asked the president for additional funds to help with unemployment, food aid, crisis counseling or community disaster loans, as the $ 208 million the state plans to spend on this crisis will not be enough.


According to the latest figures provided by the Florida Department of Health, there are currently more than 1,000 people pending the results of their tests for coronavirus and 13,127 people examined have not tested positive.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez inaugurated a new self-service center to analyze the coronavirus on Tuesday, near the Marlins baseball stadium in Little Havana.

This center is only for people 65 years or older who have symptoms and can only be accessed by car, with a companion.

In a press conference for the inauguration, the city commissioner, Joe Carollo, announced that “soon” Miami will have the first in-house testing service for people over 65 who cannot leave their homes and have symptoms of the illness.

In addition, the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management (FEMA) requested a space from the Youth Fair, which is located in an area of ​​Tamiami Park, for a 250-bed field hospital, which is already under construction. At the moment, the quarantine has not been declared at the state level, but there are several voices that have been asking the governor to do something about it for days, such as Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who this Tuesday indicated that the declaration of the greatest disaster “did not It’s enough”.

“The COVID-19 crisis will only get worse if the state of Florida does not declare an order to stay home. Without critical action, the virus will spread. A major disaster declaration does not address the root of the problem. Listen to my recommendation. “The congresswoman said on Twitter.

In this sense, some cities in South Florida, which is the region most affected by the virus, have already begun to take their own measures, such as Miami Beach, which as of noon today has declared the order “safer at home.”

The mayor of this city, Dan Galber, has ordered its residents “to limit all their activities outside the home beyond those that are absolutely necessary” to protect them against the risk of becoming infected.

“All public or private meetings outside the place of residence regardless of the number of people are prohibited, except those for essential activities,” the mayor said in a statement.

Therefore, citizens will be able to go buy basic necessities, go to health centers, and go to restaurants to pick up takeaways or to the bank.

Outdoor recreational activities are also allowed in areas that are not closed, as well as religious activities in which the safety distance between participants is maintained.

However, the governor, akin to Trump, refuses for now to establish compulsory confinement, as the states of California and New York have done, the main focuses of COVID-19 in the United States, considering that it is “counterproductive”.

However, in response, DeSantis issued an executive order directing all people traveling to the state through some of the virus “hot spots” to initiate a voluntary quarantine at home 14 days after returning.



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