BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — COVID-19 claimed another 253 lives in Florida as Florida’s Governor DeSantis still refuses to issue a statewide mask mandate but is again pushing schools to open for in person learning.
The latest 253 deaths were logged Wednesday through 11:59. Florida added 9,943 new infections as well. The positivity rare for Wednesday’s reporting is 12 percent.
In Palm Beach County, 11 additional deaths were added on Wednesday through 11:59 p.m. with 506 new cases. The Florida Dept. of Health reports a positivity rate in Palm Beach County as 9.4 percent, but Palm Beach County reports its own positivity rate as 12.87 percent. We are unclear why the “State” number is so much lower than the official number being released by Palm Beach County.
In Palm Beach County, at least 32,696 people have tested positive for COVID-19. The death count is 806. Statewide, 461,379 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida. At least 6,586 people have died.
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