BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The percent positive rate in Florida has risen to its highest level in two weeks — 16.27 percent, based on Monday’s testing results released Tuesday mid-day.
Florida added 7,361 new cases on Monday. Keeping in mind that results take a few days to report, Tuesday’s “new infection” count is still showing the impact of reduced testing over the July 4th holiday weekend.
In Palm Beach County, 383 new cases were added as the percent positive rate rose to 15.5. It was 14.1-percent on Sunday.
In fact, the percent positive in Palm Beach County has risen each day for the past six days. It was 12.6 percent on July 1st.
There are now at least 17,638 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County with a death count of at least 563.
Statewide, 213,794 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida. The statewide death count is at least 3.841.
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