Miami, FL Coronavirus

Miami International Airport Tops Country For Highest Number Of TSA Employees To Have Gotten COVID

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami International Airport is in the lead for the highest number of COVID cases, beating other large hubs like JFK in New York and Los Angeles. The Transportation Security Administration began tracking COVID cases in March 2020.  The current data shows 515 people have gotten sick at MIA.  Of those, 492 where TSA Screening Officers. Miami isn’t the only airport with high numbers, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando are in the top five. CBS4 asked the TSA what the reason behind this was.  A TSA spokesperson explained in writing, “The numbers among our officers have from the beginning of the pandemic...
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Arsht Center Announces COVID Protocols Ahead of October's Start to Season

Ahead of the 15th anniversary season and a return to full houses, the Adrienne Arsht Center announced new health and safety protocols effective October 5th. The venue in downtown Miami announced Monday that all audience members ages 12 and older must provide proof of a negative COVID test. Guests may also volunteer to provide proof of vaccination in lieu of testing.

COVID-Detecting Dogs Pilot First Airport Program

Sept. 20, 2021 -- Cobra the dog has been hard at work at the Miami International Airport, sniffing masks proffered by American Airlines employees making their way through a security checkpoint. If she identifies a specific scent, she'll let her handler know simply by sitting down. When this good girl sits, that means Cobra has detected an olfactory signal of the coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.

This Is the County in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 41,395,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area, located in Florida, a total of 1,201,743 COVID-19 cases have been reported to […]

Myopia control in Miami in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Originally Posted On: Myopia control in Miami in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic ( Myopia- or nearsightedness is a common refractive error. Without glasses patients essentially see blurry from far and well from close, sometimes very close. Myopia is a topic of interest not because of the glasses part-...

Florida’s COVID-19 hospitalizations plunge to under 9,000; ICU patients now under 2,300

MIAMI — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Sunday report showed 8,976 COVID-19 patients reported from 255 Florida hospitals. That’s 417 fewer patients than Saturday’s report from 257 hospitals. In Sunday’s report, COVID-19 patients occupied 15.90% of inpatient beds in those hospital, compared with 16.11% in the previous day’s reporting hospitals.

Miami International Airport recruits Covid-19 detector dogs

Miami International Airport (MIA) has enlisted the help of Covid-19 detector dogs, specially trained by the Global Forensic and Justice Center (GFJC) at Florida International University (FIU). Though detector dogs have long been used by federal and local agencies at MIA to detect prohibited currency, drugs, explosives and agricultural products,...