The COVID-19 virus keeps raging through South Florida. Tens of thousands of people are testing positive each week. Hundreds are hospitalized and dozens are dying each week, even though South Florida has some of the highest vaccination rates in the state.
On Wednesday, more than 1,700 COVID patients were in Miami-Dade hospitals alone. Thousands more are in hospitals in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava spoke with WLRN’s Sundial program Thursday.
“Ninety percent of those in the hospital are with no vaccination, we know that they are the ones that are getting extremely ill,” Levine Cava said. “The vaccine is the only thing that stops this virus. And, the masking of course is vital because we can spread this variant even if we’re vaccinated.”
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