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Florida COVID-19 Updates: Some Vaccine Sites in Miami-Dade Temporarily Halt Operations

Here's what we know today about the coronavirus outbreak in Florida, and the effort to stop it

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As a limited supply of the coronavirus vaccine has become available across Florida, residents are understandably anxious to know when they will be able to stand in line for a dose.

One of the largest sites in Miami-Dade County will be changing how they will be accepting patients for the vaccine starting Monday while the state's number of reported cases continues to raise concerns.

Here's what we know today about the coronavirus outbreak in Florida, and the effort to stop it.

Miami-Dade Mayor Calls for Moment of Silence for Those Who Died From COVID-19

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava is asking for county residents to come together for a moment of silence at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for those who died from COVID-19.

Buildings across Miami-Dade, as well as across the county, will light up and church bells will ring for a moment of "remembrance, reflection and unity."

Vaccine Supplies Dwindle at Miami-Dade County Sites

Florida is not sending Miami-Dade County any doses this week for first-time vaccinations, so — unless the state‘s plans change — the county will no longer be offering shots at Tropical Park and Zoo Miami for the rest of the week.

The cuts do not affect state-run sites at Hard Rock Stadium or one expected to open later this week at Marlins Park.

The state also cut Jackson Health System’s allotment by about half this week, to 8,000 doses.

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Florida Adds 8,000 New COVID-19 Cases Monday

Florida added 8,002 new COVID-19 cases Monday, as the state's virus-related death toll increased by 137.

The new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to1,579,281 since the outbreak began, according to figures released by the state's department of health.

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens Vaccine Update

The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will be administering vaccines at a different location on its premises.

Officials said vaccinations will now be performed at Gate 16, by appointment only. Commuters can enter from NW 27 Ave. onto 199th Street. If you're taking the Florida Turnpike, use Exit 47 and go south to 199 Street.

No appointments are needed for coronavirus testing, which is also happening at the stadium.

The site will be open during normal hours on Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jackson Health, Miami-Dade County Offer Window for Appointment Sign-Ups, Slots Fill Quickly

Jackson Health System sent a press release this weekend announcing they would be opening an "extremely limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments" on its website A little after 7 p.m. Saturday, officials notified that all slots had filled up.

All available appointments to get vaccinated in Miami-Dade County have filled up, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed on Twitter Saturday.

Sign-ups for the additional doses had begun at 5 p.m. The slots appeared to have been filled in a little more than thirty minutes.

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