BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — As Palm Beach County initiates “Phase One” reopening a week behind much of the rest of Florida, the total case count state-wide has risen to 40,928. The death count as of the just-released update from the Florida Department of Health reveals 1,735 Florida victims of COVID-19.
At least 7,224 people are — or have been — hospitalized since state health officials started keeping records.
In Palm Beach County, the total case count is now 3,889. The death count is 238. The median age of those infected in Palm Beach County remains at 53.
In Boca Raton, the infection count is now 508, in Delray Beach it’s 385, in Boynton Beach it’s 444. We note that the Boca, Delray and Boynton numbers were not updated with the state-wide numbers mid-morning on Monday, so expect an update later in the day.
Based on May 10th County-wide numbers which are still accurate as of 11 a.m. on May 11th: 17 percent of all confirmed cases in Palm Beach County have ended up in a hospitalization. The death rate is six percent. Statewide, 18 percent of all confirmed cases end up hospitalized, with 4 percent dying. The death rate in Palm Beach County is 2 percent higher than the rest of the state.
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