PALM BEACH COUNTY ADDS NEARLY 2000 CASES IN ONE WEEK
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Sunshine State may soon have a new nickname — State of Denial — as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. The Florida Dept. of Health says — officially — Florida added 5,576 new cases on Saturday. That’s a record.
The state added more than 30,000 cases in just the past seven days.
In Palm Beach County, where commissioners are preparing intense debate Tuesday over a proposed mandatory mask rule, the story isn’t better. Palm Beach County added 1,931 cases of COVID-19 over the past seven days.
Hospital visits, as you can see on the chart below, have shot up for influenza-like symptoms.
There are now at least 95,139 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida with 3,161 deaths. Palm Beach County reports at least 10,754 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 468 deaths.
The five day percent positive rate for Florida is now 12.48. The five day percent positive rate for Palm Beach County is 11.22. Health officials say the target is 10 percent or lower.
In Boca Raton, there are at least 994 confirmed cases of COVID-19. It’s 1,001 in Boynton Beach and 727 in Delray Beach.
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