New COVID Cases Could Overwhelm Hospitals
December 10, 2020
Medical experts say that although two coronavirus vaccines are ready for approval, it is not the time to start throwing away our masks. An article written by Jessica Vallejo, published on CBS Miami, titled 'We Must Take This Extremely Seriously': Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Worried About COVID Overwhelming Hospitals'
states that during a news conference with hospitals CEOs, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava issued a warning.
"We must take this extremely seriously. We're gravely concerned about overwhelming our healthcare system capacity to care for COVID-19 patients," said Mayor Daniella Levine Cara. The article reports there are about 1,300 people currently battling the coronavirus in Miami-Dade and Broward hospitals. Although the hospitals say they can manage the number of patients today in South Florida, there's a growing concern that December and January won't bring any relief.
If cases continue to surge, city leaders say that millions more will become food insecure. During the pandemic, the food distribution site located at 22 Street and Collins Avenue has provided more than 100,000 meals. Many South Florida mayors are seeking Congress for aid. Miami Beach Mayor, Dan Gelber, stated that they are urging Congress to get together and put a package together so that it will allow them to help people who are confronting the most fundamental challenge, which is food insecurity.
For more information, make sure you head over to CBS Miami by clicking on the link provided above or by clicking here: 'We Must Take This Extremely Seriously': Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Worried About COVID Overwhelming Hospitals.'