APRIL 14, 2020
Thirty-four of our neighbors have been pronounced dead in the last 24 hours. As of April 14th, 2020, there have been a total of 143 deaths due to coronavirus across Miami-Dade County. May those who have fallen to the pandemic rest in peace.
Total number of cases (Miami-Dade County): 7,712
Total number of hospitalizations: 635
Total number of deaths: 143
New cases in the last 24 hours: 253
New deaths in the last 24 hours: 34
Greetings neighbors, this is the Miami Corona Project Daily Update for Tuesday, April 14th, 2020:
As of yesterday, April 13th, 2020, there have been 7,459 positive cases of coronavirus across the county, with 581 hospitalizations and a total of 109 deaths–twelve more than yesterday.
The city of Hialeah is fast becoming a coronavirus hotspot, with more confirmed cases than Orlando, Tampa, and St. Petersburg. The community with a large senior population currently has over 700 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday.
Things are becoming increasingly clear that state residents will be keeping their distance and wearing face masks for up to a year until a coronavirus vaccine exists, as Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees announced Monday in response to questions about the duration of such protocol.
Across the United States, the national total of positive cases has grown to 682,619, the total number of those fallen rising to 23,529.
Let’s hope today brings better news. I’ll update you tomorrow.
ON THIS DAY
One of the thirty-four lives that were lost in the past 24 hours due to coronavirus was that of Danielle Dicenso, an ICU nurse at Palmetto General Hospital who had been working on the front lines.
Her husband, David Dicenso, reported to WSVN that she was afraid of going to work because of the hospital’s lack of safety measures and personal protective equipment for its staff. On Facebook, he wrote “You put yourself on the front lines trying to help others during these times. You’re a real hero!! You’re the best nurse anyone could ask for.”
She leaves behind her four-year-old son, Dominic.
Florida Department of Health: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429
USA COVID-19 Numbers: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
Florida’s most vulnerable populations: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/04/13/coronavirus-florida-cities-populations-facing-increased-covid-19-risks/5135524002/
Florida Social Distancing: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article241974621.html