As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change and develop we’ve seen a number of updates regarding COVID-19 case numbers in various places, including Florida.
We’ve shared updates about the COVID-19 numbers in Central Florida, and news from the Orange County, Florida mayor regarding masks. Now, we’ve got an update about travel recommendations from a health officer in California.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a Los Angeles County health officer has suggested that residents reconsider their plans to travel to places in the United States with some of the worst rates of COVID-19 transmission. States on that list included Florida, Nevada, and some others.
Dr. Muntu Davis, the Los Angeles County health officer, specifically said, “I do want to recommend — especially if you’re unvaccinated — reconsider traveling to places where the seven-day COVID-19 case rates are increasingly high, like Nevada, our neighbor, or Missouri, Florida, Arkansas and Louisiana and others.”
The LA Times shares that Arkansas, Missouri, Florida, Nevada, and Louisiana “have the nation’s highest levels of new coronavirus cases per capita,” and are all considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have “high” rates of community transmission.
This is something that was specifically noted by Orange County, Florida Mayor Demings (at least as to the COVID-19 rates in that county) during a recent press conference where he discussed the COVID-19 rate in Orange County and his recommendation that residents once again wear masks in certain indoor locations.
According to the LA times, in Florida for every 100,000 residents, 168.8 have tested positive over the past week. Specifically, in Orange County, Florida there has been 135.1 weekly cases per 100,000 residents, placing the county in the category of having a “high” rate of transmission.
The Los Angeles Times shares that “the more you’re in contact with the coronavirus, the higher a chance there will be of a ‘breakthrough’ infection, when a vaccinated person still gets the virus.”
We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates about the COVID-19 cases in Florida and let you know what we find.