Over the last few days, coronavirus cases in Miami Dade have shockingly increased, doubling in numbers. This has resulted in 65 deaths in the last week. Since then, multiple emergency orders have been issued by Miami Dade to have people stay inside and enforce curfews. This could indicate the coming of a second wave.
On Monday, October 26th, 2020, mayor Carlos Gimenez warned us with news of a second coming. “The second wave is inevitable,” he said to Local 10 News. Other health experts were quoted as well, speaking of evidence showing an upcoming surge over the next 30 days and how pandemics usually last about 18 months. Everything points to this pandemic clearly not being over, and we have to stay safe and be prepared for the weeks to come.
This picture was taken from, https://usafacts.org/visualizations/coronavirus-covid-19-spread-map/state/florida/county/miami-dade-county ,it shows the amount of covid-19 cases in Miami.
Tips on how to avoid getting the virus:
- Stay at least 6 feet apart from others.
- Clean your hands with soap and water, but if it isn’t available, use a hand sanitizer that has 60% or more alcohol.
- Disinfect objects that are used often.
- If going out is a necessity, make sure to wear masks in public places.
However, if you still begin to experience these symptoms, fever or chills, shortness of breath, headaches, loss of taste and/or smell, sore throat, nausea, etc., after following the provided safety protocols, you should go to your nearest testing center and get checked. While waiting for results, make sure to stay in quarantine and keep your distance from others. If you test positive, continue quarantining for 2 weeks and inform anyone you have been in contact with recently. After the 2 weeks, get tested again and if your results are negative, you are able to return to society.
This pandemic is NOT over. In order to stay safe and protect yourself and others from harm, wear your masks and make sure to stay sanitized!