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Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and other officials are set to announce measures to address the recent surge of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the county.
Levine Cava, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez and business owners in the county will speak at a news conference Wednesday afternoon and urge the community to get vaccinated.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida is leading the nation in new COVID-19 infections, and Miami-Dade County is leading in the state.
Jackson Memorial Hospital was treating more than 200 COVID-19 inpatients as of Monday, with more than 90% of them unvaccinated.
The surge led Miami-Dade County to extend hours at five sites at which anyone can get free COVID-19 testing and free vaccinations.
For a list of all testing and vaccination sites in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties, click here.