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CORONAVIRUS: PALM BEACH COUNTY PROBLEM, PERCENT POSITIVE RATE SOARS

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As Florida Heads To Phase Two, Palm Beach County Hits 10.5 Percent Positive Rate, Excluded From Phase Two For Now

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[Palm Beach County, courtesy FL. Dept. of Health].

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — There seems to be a problem in Palm Beach County.

As we have been reporting for several days, while much of Florida is showing a lower “percent positive” rate, Palm Beach County is climbing. The just released numbers from Tuesday show a 10.5% positive rate — that is the highest in at least two weeks and significantly higher than the state as a whole.

Over the past 5 days, Palm Beach County has logged:

Tuesday: 10.5%

Monday: 9.3%

Sunday: 6.0%

Saturday: 7.1%

Friday: 10%

The percent positive rate is somewhat self-explanatory. It’s the percent of all the tests logged that are positive for COVID-19. A growing number suggests community spread.

The five day percent positive rate in Palm Beach County is now 8.58.

Palm Beach County (Source: Florida Dept. of Health)

The five day percent positive in all of Florida is 6.56.

Entire State of Florida (Source: Florida Dept. of Health).

The percent positive numbers come as Florida hits 58,764 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,566 deaths. The state logged 1,237 new cases on June 2nd.

In Palm Beach County, there are now 6,477 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 359 deaths.

In Boca Raton, 651 cases are now on the books, 512 in Delray Beach, and 648 in Boynton Beach.

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