INFECTED KIDS: FLORIDA CONFIRMS 17,000 CHILD COVID INFECTIONS

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PALM BEACH COUNTY PEDIATRIC PERCENT POSITIVITY NOW 33.5

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida Department of Health now confirms at least 17,073 children — 17 and under — are infected with COVID-19 in Florida.

The most recent pediatric update reveals the following data:

Age 0-1: 1,120 confirmed COVID-19 cases.


Age 1-4: 2,808 confirmed COVID-19 cases.


Age 5-9: 3,739 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Age 10-14: 4,517 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Age 15-17: 4,889 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Of these cases, 213 children have been hospitalized. Four have died.

In Palm Beach County, at least 1,360 children age 17 and younger are infected with COVID-19. The percent positivity is a stunning 33.5 percent — that’s up from the last pediatric update a week ago.

The Palm Beach County pediatric percent positivity is higher than neighboring Broward County which reports 32.2 percent, but lower than Miami-Dade which reports 39.7.


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4 thoughts on “INFECTED KIDS: FLORIDA CONFIRMS 17,000 CHILD COVID INFECTIONS”

  1. Good afternoon,

    I love the Boca News website and read it on a daily basis. I sincerely appreciate all the information you guys post! Thank you for that.

    If possible, would be great if you guys displayed an article with the age range of the people currently infected in FL. I also concur with your opinion that some people are not taking this seriously. Thanks again!

    1. Well, since the pandemic is only about 6 months old, news is constantly coming in and changing. I appreciate current news versus what happened weeks ago.

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