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Eshani Karu Md 19
Woman with Medical Mask

Covid-19 numbers are in the news Miami every single day.  Turn on Miami radio, Miami television and it will be broadcast with 24 to 48 hours.  Miami Covid-19 results will be there followed by the numbers for California, New York and Pennsylvania.  It will then be broadcast for the small towns surrounding Miami and then you be the one sitting in front of the television like a deer being caught in the headlamps on a night in Miami – dumb struck as to what it all means.

Let’s look at the numbers Miami.  According to the Center for Disease Control for the Miami week of October 18, 2020 there were 18,593,656 cases of Covid-19 in the United States.  In the same Miami breath there were 605,168 confirmed deaths as the result of Covid-19.  So what do these numbers mean for you and me.

Let’s do the math Miami.  Miami there are 328,200,000 million people living in the United States.  18,595,656 confirmed cases and so if we divide the 18 million by the 328 million numbers above Miami, we get 18,595,656 divided by 328,200,000 equal to .0566 or 5.66% chance of getting Covid-19.  If you get Covid-19 Miami, there is what percent chance of dying?  Divide 605,168 by 18,595,656 Miami and the chance of dying once getting Covid-19 is .0325 or 3.25%.

So Miami, we put all these numbers together to determine the odds of catching and dying of Covid-19 as of the week of October 18 and the answer is found by multiplying 3.25% (the chance of dying Miami) and 5.66% (the odds on catching Covid-19 Miami) – and the answer is .0018 or 0.18% chance of catching and dying of Covid-19.

It becomes clear Miami that the chances that Covid-19 will be fatal for most of the population is very minor.  Of course any percentage is too much and for our Miami elderly they must take precautions, the same precautions we all must take – social distance of six feet apart, wash our hands and wear a mask.  When feeling under the weather, coughing and having an elevated temperature – stay home Miami.