NEW YORK — With a little over a week until the end of the season, it’s been clear that the 2016-17 season is shaping up to not be the best one for the Florida Keys.
With a record of 0-5 and a 1-6 record against the South, the state has been dealing with the effects of Tropical Depression-related flu-like symptoms.
But there are signs that the season is starting to pick up, especially for people with mild to moderate skin problems.
The state health department reported on Thursday that there have been 10,813 reported skin problems for the season so far, including 13,534 that have been confirmed by the state health agency.
The number of cases reported in Miami-Dade County is also increasing.
More: The department said that a total of 14,946 people have been hospitalized and treated for skin problems in the state so far this season, up from the 12,838 reported in 2015-16.
While the state is facing a severe flu pandemic, the Sunshine State has also seen a rash of serious infections, including three deaths, including one in March of this year, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
In total, more than 4,000 people have died in Florida from the flu, according a March 2017 report by the CDC.
The Sunshine State, which is home to one of the nation’s most affluent counties, has seen an influx of wealthy residents who are bringing with them a new set of health problems.
In addition to the seasonal flu pandemics, there are also record-high rates of asthma and a surge in new coronavirus cases in the Sunshine state.
The health department is warning residents to be vigilant for signs of illness in their skin, especially in the warmer months, and to seek medical attention if they suspect they have a skin infection.
As of Thursday, there have already been more than 2,000 confirmed cases in Florida of the coronaviruses, with more than 1,500 of those cases in Miami.