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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce the county’s COVID seven-day positivity rate is now at 10 percent.

“We’re monitoring this spike closely, and urge residents to take the basic steps we know work,” Cava said.

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“The good news is this: We’ve prepared for this moment — our high vaccination rate is keeping our hospitalization rate down.”

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The CDC extended last week its mask mandate through May 3.

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The masking requirement applied to airplanes, trains and other forms of public transportation. Team