Francis Suárez, the mayor of Miami said Thursday at a press conference that does not rule out closing the economy again, in view of the delicate situation that the city is going through coronavirus.
Suarez indicated that he is doing everything possible not to close since now it would be even more painful than in the first closure Well, “before we were at the highest level of employment, and now we are at the highest level of unemployment.”
“The biggest factor is hospital capacity, I am talking every day with the head of the public hospital system, Carlos Migoya, and the president of the University of Miami, ”said the mayor.
In addition, he indicated that he hopes to take any decision by communicating with the business community beforehand, to get their opinions.
He reported that he will hold a meeting with 25 business leaders in the coming days. But, although he said he wants to hear them, he will emphasize the gravity of the situation.
The City of Miami has a total of 46,402 coronavirus cases, being the one with the most infections in the state of Florida.
The situation in Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County reported 3,108 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, totaling 75,425 and totaling 1,246 deaths (44 in the past 24 hours).
The positivity rate, according to the last report, was 18.5%, well above the 10% set as a condition to establish the reopening of non-essential businesses in the county.
Miami-Dade County has taken a series of measures, due to the increase in cases of coronavirus, such as the mandatory use of masks both in closed environments and outdoors, a curfew from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am every day and the closure of the internal dining rooms of the restaurants, among other.
Governor Ron DeSantis promised to send more health workers to the county, due to the high occupation that is occurring in hospitals, in which there are almost no beds left in intensive care units.