COVID WEDNESDAY: Palm Beach County Pediatric Positivity Rate Rises

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Dept. of Health Now Releasing Daily Updates. In Palm Beach County, The Child Infection Rate Is Growing As School Year Approaches.

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The pediatric positivity rate is rising in Palm Beach County. The Florida Department of Health, which had been releasing weekly pediatric updates, is now updating that information on a daily basis. In Palm Beach County, the daily update reveals an increasing number of children infected with COVID-19.

The Palm Beach County pediatric positivity rate is now 14.7-percent as of early Wednesday morning. Over the past several weeks, the pediatric positivity rate in Palm Beach County has hovered around 14 percent.


The Palm Beach County pediatric positivity rate is now 14.7-percent as of early Wednesday morning. Over the past several weeks, the pediatric positivity rate in Palm Beach County has hovered around 14 percent.


The Florida Department of Health defines “pediatric” as children under age 18.


According to the Department of Health, 2,830 children are — or have been — infected with COVID-19 in Palm Beach County. Palm Beach County ranks third of similarly sized counties in Florida. Miami-Dade County reports 8,955 infected children with a positivity rate of 20.5-percent. Broward County reports 6,416 infected children with a positivity rate of 17.9-percent.


The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics says schools should not start “in person learning” until the pediatric positivity rate is consistently in the range of 3 to 5 percent.


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