Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava took to social media over the weekend to praise the county over maintaining a low COVID-19 positivity rate. Specifically, she shared that “for the first time since the pandemic began, Miami-Dade County now has a seven-day positivity rate of 1%.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has spent a considerable amount of time sharing that the Sunshine State has the lowest positivity rate in the entire country. Mayor Levine Cava added creedence to this over the weekend by sharing that Miami-Dade County had documented a positivity rate of 1% for seven days straight.
“This milestone has been made possible by the extraordinary success we’ve had in vaccinating our community - and by making sound decisions guided by facts and science.” Miami-Dade County, compared to the rest of the counties in the state, has the most vaccinated residents, but a few short months ago it was also one of the highest hit counties along with Broward county.
“While this achievement is something we should all celebrate,” Mayor Levine Cava added, “I urge our community not to let their guard down.”
“With the holiday season approaching, we must stay vigilant - we’ve come too far and made too much progress to go back now,” she warned.
The Florida lawmaker directed residents to a more extensive message wherein she further warns that although numbers are low, the fight against COVID-19 continues in the state and in the world.
“The single best thing that any of us can do to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our entire community is to get vaccinated, and if you are eligible, to get the booster shot as soon as possible,” she noted.
She cautioned that residents should “continue to practice common sense,” which includes wearing a mask “around large crowds and people you don’t know to be vaccinated, frequently wash your hands and sanitize, and get tested if you’ve been exposed or show any symptoms.”