Florida continues to move forward with its plans for the opening, despite the fact that the week was a record, And now one group of experts warns that the state “has all the plans for the next major epicenter.”
On Wednesday, scientists from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania published a report that showed what could be the future for Florida – and other states with recent surges – without more stringent restrictions.
“The most problematic areas for additional widespread transmission are still in Texas, Arizona, Carolina, and again, in Florida.” report he said. “In fact, Florida has all the plans for the next major epicenter … the risk there is the worst that it has ever been in our predictions.”
Florida saw the largest spike in new cases of coronavirus on Thursday: 3,208 new cases in just 24 hours. CBS MiamiThere are currently nearly 86,000 cases of coronavirus in the state, according to state department of healthand more than 3,000 people died.
The report predicts that in Palm Beach County, which ranks third in the number of cases of coronavirus in the state, the number of cases will increase rapidly until July 5, if the practice of social distance remains the same. On Thursday, 82% of the beds in intensive care units were occupied, according to CBS Miami,
A similar result is expected for Miami-Dade, who currently heads the state with 23,854 cases.
The data for the report is based on city characteristicsas well as temperature, humidity, and social distance strategies, according to a research summary.
Dr. David Rubin, director of PolicyLab at CHOP and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, said at Press release that their past models were accurate, and that communities “might be ready to reopen if they were careful and slow to come up.”
“However, we continue to warn that reducing the likelihood of additional outbreaks will require private individuals and business owners to be vigilant about personal protection, wearing masks and good hygiene, and taking strict safety measures at the workplace,” said Rubin. “Unfortunately, we can already see that some areas are moving too fast and without sufficient vigilance.”
Governor of Florida at a press conference Tuesdaysaid the leap in cases is the result of intensified testing.
“Now you have widespread testing of asymptomatic people,” he said, adding that the state has no plans to change its plans for reopening.
All of Florida, with the exception of Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, is currently located in second phase reopening. Bars and restaurants can operate at 50%, and gyms, retail stores, museums, libraries and professional sports centers can operate at full capacity.
“The restaurants did this for what, why did they do it – for six weeks? I mean, the idea that this is suddenly a reason, I’m not sure that it is, ”said DeSantis. “So no, we are not closing”
But Dr. Mary Joe Trepka, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Florida International University, said rediscoveries are driving an increase in cases. The bashing said that the future of coronavirus in Florida “all depends on what people do.” The bashing, a former director of the Miami-Dade Health Department, told CBS Miami that people should practice social distance and wear masks when they are public.
The authors of the report on Wednesday supported these recommendations, warning that “only summer weather cannot extinguish the outbreak.”
“High temperatures and humidity help reduce the spread of coronavirus in the fields, but the biggest difference is our distance, masking and hand hygiene, as well as our ability to protect high-risk places like meat packing factories, prisons and nursing homes,” the statement says. report.