COVID-19: Palm Beach County Reports Nearly 3000 Children Infected

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida Department of Health now reports 2,761 children in Palm Beach County are — or have been — infected with COVID-19. When compared to similarly sized counties by population, Palm Beach County ranks fourth for pediatric cases. Miami-Dade reports 8,677, Broward reports 6,254, and Hillsborough reports 2,976.

The latest report was released Sunday.


The positivity rate for pediatric cases in Palm Beach County is 14.6-percent, ranking the county third when compared to similar sized counties. The positivity rate in Miami-Dade is 20.5-percent, Broward 17.9 percent, Hillsborough 14.3 percent.


The positivity rate for pediatric cases in Palm Beach County is 14.6-percent, ranking the county third when compared to similar sized counties. The positivity rate in Miami-Dade is 20.5-percent, Broward 17.9 percent, Hillsborough 14.3 percent.


The Florida Department of Health does not break down age groups at the county level in its now frequently updated report, but DOH is reporting age groups at the state level.


There are 39,735 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children in Florida. Here is the breakdown:

Age 0-1: 2,216 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Age 1-4: 6,296 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Age 5-10: 10,469 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Age: 11-13: 6,629 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Age: 14-17: 14,125 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Statewide, 436 children have been hospitalized with COVID-19 issues. The child death count in Florida is now 7. The Florida Department of Health defines “pediatric” as children under age 18.


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