Mayor Suarez credits declining COVID-19 infections to increased mask-wearing in South Florida amid vaccine shortage – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports


MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – New coronavirus infections are trending downward throughout South Florida, however because the vaccine rollout ramps up, provide continues to be a problem.

“I think it’s a social faux pas if someone doesn’t have one on,” stated Miami Mayor Francis Suarez about mask-wearing.

Suarez believes South Florida is severe when it comes to combating COVID-19.

He credits those that dwell in Miami and the tri-county space for the drop in COVID circumstances by sporting masks.

“And we’ve seen hospitalizations are now close to breaching the 800 level. We were in the summer at 2300 and we’re now at 800,” Suarez stated.

On Tuesday, the state reported 6,200 new circumstances of the virus and a positivity rate of 6.6%.

The state additionally reported that 29,000 folks have been killed by the virus to date.

Miami’s cellular vaccine unit continues to make its manner throughout town. It not too long ago stopped by the Jose Marti Plaza Residences in Little Havana.

“I think being my age and everything else I understood that everybody at this age is doing it and that’s why I wanted to do it, just in case,” stated a vaccine recipient.

“It is our duty. It is our duty to help those in need,” stated Miami Commissioner Manolo Reyes.

At Miami City Hall Tuesday, a number of commissioners introduced a $14 million housing reduction effort.

The purpose is to maintain households in their properties who’ve confronted monetary struggles immediately associated to COVID-19.

In the meantime, Suarez stated town is speaking about creating new vaccination websites. That manner they’ll hit the bottom working when provides enhance.

“Those are all discussions that we’ve had, but there’s nothing that’s concretized that I can tell you that we’re ready to announce,” Suarez stated.

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