#covid19 – Coronavirus Disease 2019 latest info in Florida

Miami Scientific Italian Community is committed to the health and safety of all residents in wake of the developing outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We would like to inform that we are closely monitoring developments with COVID-19. 

Positive Cases of COVID-19
626,426 – Florida Residents
8 – Florida Residents Diagnosed and Isolated Outside of Florida
7,016 – Non-Florida resident
 
Deaths
11,501 
 
Number of Negative Test Results
4,047,712
 
Positive Test: A positive test is when a sample sent to the state health lab comes back positive for COVID-19.

Negative Test Result: A negative test result is when a sample sent to the state health lab comes back negative for COVID-19.

We continue to monitor all updates provided by the CDC, Florida department of Health, local county and city municipalities for any advice or specific steps to take.

At this time confirmed by the CDC, we need to take common approaches to avoid spreading the virus such as routinely disinfecting common areas and washing hands.

The education is vital, Miami Scientific Italian Community has wanted recently sent out communication to regarding important facts about COVID-19 and what steps to take.

Miami Scientific Italian Community will continue to closely monitor new developments to specific wide operational instructions issued by the City, County, State and Federal agencies and will notify all as facts and warnings materialize.

Below are key points to educate yourself with so that you are well informed:

Symptoms:

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Respiratory Issues

How it Spreads:

  • Person-to-person spread
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Prevention and Treatment:

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of the respiratory diseases including:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • If soap and water is not readily available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

 

Recommed by Miami Scientific Italian Community from March 06, 2020

  • We need to push our local, state, and national leaders to close ALL schools and public spaces and cancel all events and public gatherings now

  • No kid playdates, parties, sleepovers, or families/friends visiting each other’s houses and apartments.

  • Take care of yourself and your family, but maintain social distance.

  • Reduce the frequency of going to stores, restaurants, and coffee shops for the time being.

     

 

If you are sick, isolate yourself, stay home, and contact a medical professional.

 

 

The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 | 1 (866) 779-6121  [email protected]

Call before you go
Call your doctor or your County Health Department if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing. 
Tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested.
Consult your health care provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

See more information about symptoms and testing for COVID-19 and what to do if you were exposed to coronavirus.
 

 

Last upadates September 2, 2020, 5:01 PM ET

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