BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida Department of Health is reporting 1,399 deaths in Florida as of mid-day Monday. The new death count comes as Florida starts to reopen, and the total infection count hits 36,897. At least 6,119 people are — or have been — hospitalized with COVID-19 issue in the state.
While Palm Beach County remains closed, excluded from Florida’s “Phase One” reopening, there is a new disturbing statistic. The median age of those infected in Palm Beach County keeps dropping. It’s now 54.
It was in the 60s in mid-April. When COVID-19 became a household word in Palm Beach County — as all of this started in March — all of the ‘known’ infected were in their 70s, 80s and 90s.
In Palm Beach County, at least 3,311 people have tested positive for COVID-19. The death count in PBC is 196. At least 485 people have been admitted to area hospitals since the outbreak began.
In Boca Raton, at least 456 people have tested positive for COVID-19, in Delray Beach it’s 345, in Boynton the number is 391.