New monkeypox infections are continuing to decrease week to week in Florida.
In the past week there have been 153 new cases for a total of 2,301 – a 7% increase for the week.
That’s a decrease from 11% last week and a drastic decrease over a month ago when the new infection rate was around 40%.
Miami-Dade is still the No. 1 County in the state with 782 cases.
Here are the totals in some of the counties from the Florida Department of Health as of Sept. 13. Last week’s total in parenthesis:
Broward – 645 (619)
Miami-Dade – 782 (760)
Orange County – 206 (177)
Palm Beach – 95 (92)
Pinellas – 116 (104)
Hillsborough – 179 (153)
Monroe – 21 (20)
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are 22,630 (20,733) in the U.S., as of Sept. 13. Florida ranks third after California and New York.
The major symptom of an infection is a painful or itchy rash that can initially look like pimples or blisters.
The county is now offering walk-ins for those interested in the vaccine. Check here for info on vaccine availability.
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.