CORONAVIRUS: FLORIDA INFECTIONS PASS 50K, DEATHS RISE

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The infection and death numbers in Florida as the Memorial Day weekend begins are on the rise. More than 50,000 are confirmed positive for COVID-19, according to the just-released report from the Florida Department of Health.

By the numbers: At least 50,127 people in Florida are infected with COVID-19. The death count is at least 2,232. At least 760 additional positive tests were logged on Friday. The percent positive rate through Friday was not yet available mid-day Saturday. That’s the number that compares “positive” tests to the number of tests logged and provides context to new case spikes. We will update once it’s released.

In Palm Beach County, at least 5,140 have tested positive. The death count is now 315. There have been at least 1,068 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in Palm Beach County.


Of those infected in Palm Beach County, 2,572 now identify as male, 2,465 identify as female, 11 are “unknown.”


In Boca Raton, 592 are confirmed positive for COVID-19, Delray Beach reports 452, Boynton Beach reports 542.


Content copyright © 2020 Metro Desk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Broadcast stations must credit BocaNewsNow.com on air. Print must refer to BocaNewsNow.com. Online must link to BocaNewsNow.com. We have agreements with several organizations. Contact news (at) bocanewsnow.com.