COVID-19: Miami-Dade County Updates, Thursday, November 12

Here's a roundup of Miami-Dade County coronavirus news

  • If you have questions, need further guidance, or have symptoms, call the Health Department at 1-866-779-6121 [Florida Department of Health]
  • There are 863,619 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. 17,372 people have died. There are 197,196 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Miami-Dade County. 3,701 people have died. [Florida Department of Health]
  • The CDC recommends that all people wear a cloth mask when leaving home. Click here for a homemade mask tutorial.
  • Tri Rail is offering an 18-train schedule every two hours on weekdays, a 12-train schedule with three hour frequency on weekends, and has suspended fairs.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration announced the automatic deferments on loans through December 31, 2020.
  • Publix is designating Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for seniors 65 and over. The supermarket chain’s pharmacies will also open at 7 a.m. Other grocers, like Fresh MarketTargetTrader Joe’sWalgreensWalmartWhole Foods, and Winn-Dixie have implemented similar shopping plans.

Image courtesy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Hannah A. Bullock; Azaibi Tamin.

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