FLORIDA’S DEADLY COVID SATURDAY, 182 NEW DEATHS RECORDED

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FLORIDA INFECTION COUNT RISING AGAIN, NOW 8,541 NEW CASES LOGGED, SEVEN DAY HIGH

CLIMBING AGAIN. OFFICIAL INFECTION COUNT GRAPHIC FROM THE FLORIDA DEPT. OF HEALTH ON AUGUST 8, 2020.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Florida’s infection count is steadily rising again and significant death counts are still being recorded and reported. On Friday, through 11:59 p.m., the Florida Dept. of Health says 182 COVID-19 deaths were added to the books, with 8,541 new infections. That’s a 7-day high. The positivity rate, for all of Florida, is 9.91-percent, according to health officials.

In Palm Beach County, 449 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were added on Friday through 11:59 p.m. with 10 new deaths. The positivity rate remains questionably low — 7.5-percent. We maintain that the sudden drop reported by the Florida Dept. of Health is not unrelated to Palm Beach County Schools starting in just a few weeks and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ continued push to start schools in person — and now school sports.

Palm Beach County has recorded a total of 36,600 COVID-19 cases with 929 deaths. Statewide, Florida has recorded 526,577 infections with 8,109 deaths.

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