BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We warned our readers several hours ago that the early numbers are often amended and today is no exception. After initially reporting a dramatic decrease in new cases on May 11th, 2020, the Florida Department of Health is now showing a significant spike.
The initial report showed a new case count Monday of just 103 new cases. But the update reveals 650 new cases were actually logged on Monday.
That’s a rise from 392 the day before.
There are now at least 41,923 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in Florida. The death count is at least 1,779.
In Palm Beach County, the 4000 case threshold has been passed. It’s now 4,093 confirmed cases with 245 confirmed deaths. The median age of those infected in Palm Beach County has dropped again — now it’s 52.
The male/female split shows 2,044 of those infected in Palm Beach County identify as “male,” 1,963 identify as “female.” There is no gender information for 11 of those infected.
In Boca Raton, the confirmed infection count is 512, in Delray Bach it’s 385 and in Boynton Beach it’s 443.
Health officials report that the percent positive rate in Palm Beach County is 9.4 percent.
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