INCREASE COMES AS REPORT SURFACES SUGGESTING FLORIDA IS UNDERCOUNTING COVID-19 DEATHS
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Florida’s funeral industry continues to remain busy as the state logged another 77 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday through 11:59 p.m. The infection count increased by 6,248. That brings Florida’s total death count to 8,186 and infection count to 532,806. The positivity rate, based on Saturday’s reporting, is 8.46-percent.
In Palm Beach County, another 2 COVID-19 deaths were logged on Saturday through 11:59 p.m. with 417 new COVID-19 infections. The Palm Beach County total death count is now at least 931 with 37,020 infections. The positivity rate, based on Saturday’s reporting, is a highly questionable 7.1-percent.
Today’s numbers come as the New York Times suggests that Florida is among many states dramatically under reporting COVID-19 deaths. Reporters analyzed the “normal” number of deaths for the time period of March through July. Compared to the same period this year, there’s a roughly 1000 death difference between normal and those logged as COVID-19, raising questions about why these “excess deaths” exist.
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