PALM BEACH COUNTY REPORTS 29.1 PERCENT POSITIVE IN KIDS
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The just-out “Pediatric Report” from the Florida Department of Health reveals that of all the children tested for COVID-19 in Palm Beach County, 29.1 percent were positive. That is a stunningly high number. The goal for the general population a 10 percent positivity rate.
Palm Beach County LEADS Broward County which reports a 22.4 percent positivity rate in children under 18. Miami-Dade County reports a 29.7 percent positivity rate in children under 18.
By the numbers: In Palm Beach County, 1,083 children under age 18 have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Florida Department of Health.
Florida Statewide Child Infections
Statewide, there are 3,247 confirmed COVID-19 infections in children 15 to 17 years of age. 54 of these children have been hospitalized.
There are 3,003 confirmed COVID-19 infections in children 10 to 14 years of age. 39 of these children have been hospitalized.
There are 2,520 confirmed COVID-19 infections in children 5 to 9 years of age. 20 of these children have been hospitalized.
There are 1,976 confirmed COVID-19 infections in children 1 to 4 years of age. 36 of these children have been hospitalized.
There are 769 confirmed COVID-19 infections in children under age 1. Of these children, 34 have been hospitalized.
The Florida Department of Health numbers are valid through July 3rd, 2020.
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