BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida Department of Health, in a report delayed nearly two hours, says 148 new COVID-19 deaths were logged on Wednesday through 11:59 p.m. with 6,331 new infections. The new numbers come a day after Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed that a Miami lab is responsible for a massive data dump Wednesday that skewed numbers. The new infection reporting, however, is still higher than it was on Monday and Tuesday.
The positivity rate for Wednesday’s reporting is 9.52-percent.
There are now 557,137 confirmed COVID-19 infections in Florida with 8,913 deaths.
In Palm Beach County, 267 new COVID-19 infections were added on Wednesday through 11:59 p.m. with 10 new deaths. The positivity rate rose 7.0-percent, although that is a number that still seems low based on other reporting.
The total infection count in Palm Beach County is now 38,208 with 964 deaths. At least 2,927 people have been hospitalized in Palm Beach County with COVID-19 related issues.
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