Miami-Dade has overtaken Broward for the number of monkeypox cases in the state with 367.

Broward has 330 as of Aug. 7. 

Since the state saw its first monkeypox case, cases have risen at an alarming rate, with that trend continuing over the past week. 

According to the Florida Department of Health the state has 938 confirmed cases, a sharp rise from 480 cases last week – an almost 100% increase. Before that the state was seeing about a 50-60%increase each week.  

Here are the numbers as of Aug. 7 with last week’s number in parenthesis: Broward had 330 (225) cases; Miami-Dade had 367 (113) cases; Orange County had 54 (32); Palm Beach had 43 (30); Pinellas had 36 (20); Hillsborough had 37 (16); and Monroe had 13 (12).

As of Aug. 4, the White House has allocated over 109,000 vaccines to the state with 65,000 more that have been requested.

The outbreak is particularly concerning for the LGBT community, as cases are disproportionately impacting gay, bisexual and other men who have sex men, according to a study by the New England Journal of Medicine, among other sources. 

If you suspect you have been infected with monkeypox, contact your doctor immediately or call the Florida Department of Health at 954-467-4700 or 850-245-4444.

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