CORONAVIRUS: Trend Over, Florida Reports New Case Increase

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BOCA RATON, FL ( — We warned this morning that the day’s first numbers showing several days of declining new cases may come to an end mid-day.

That happened.

After a few days of decreasing “new case” numbers — an important metric in determining when Florida can return to some form of normal — the number of new cases reported on Monday is now 778. That is an increase from the 738 reported on Sunday, and also higher than the 765 reported on Sunday.

We caution that these number are only based on the number of tests being conducted, and a difference of 40 or so may not show anything — good or bad. But it does reveal that that there is not yet a significantly statistically sound decrease in cases in Florida.

Here is a look at the numbers as of mid-day:

Statewide, at least 27,495 people have tested positive for COVID-19. There are — or have been — at least 4,063 hospitalizations. The death count is now 839.

In Palm Beach County, the infection count is 2.296, the death count is 126. The median age of those infected in Palm Beach County is 56. It is statically even between men and women.

In Boca Raton, at least 358 people have tested positive, in Boynton it’s 296 and in Delray Beach the number is 287 as of mid-day Tuesday.

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