COVID SATURDAY: Are Palm Beach County Numbers Real? Positivity Rate Questionable

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FLORIDA ADDS 204 DEATHS, PALM BEACH COUNTY 13

PBC POSITIVITY RATE DROPS AS DESANTIS PUSHES IN-SCHOOL LEARNING

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OFFICIAL DEPT. OF HEALTH GRAPHIC FOR AUGUST 15, 2020

UPDATED AT 12:11 p.m. to include Johns Hopkins Medical School tracking data for Florida which suggests Florida Dept. of Health is suppressing data by as much as 10 points.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County’s positivity rate continues to fall as the first day of school approaches — two metrics that seem to be very much related.

As BocaNewsNow.com first predicted weeks ago, the positivity rate has declined as “distance learning” prepares to start. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to push his “in school only” agenda. That can’t happen if the positivity rate, released by the Florida Department of Health, is high. As the positivity rate falls, the death and infection counts continue to be elevated — raising questions about the legitimacy of all numbers released by the State of Florida.


In Palm Beach County, 317 new infections were added on Saturday through 11:59 p.m. with 13 new deaths. The positivity rate — if it is to be believed — is 6.2-percent. It was 10.2-percent on August 4th. That’s a sizable drop in just a few days. The positivity rate for kids in Palm Beach County is 12.6-percent. These numbers do not sync.



In Palm Beach County, 317 new infections were added on Saturday through 11:59 p.m. with 13 new deaths. The positivity rate — if it is to be believed — is currently 6.2-percent. It was 10.2-percent on August 4th. That’s a sizable drop in just a few days. The positivity rate for kids in Palm Beach County is currently 12.6-percent. These numbers do not sync.


Statewide, 204 new COVID-19 deaths were added on Saturday through 11:59 p.m. with 6,397 new COVID-19 infections. The Florida positivity rate is 7.7-percent.

However, Johns Hopkins University School and Medicine COVID-19 tracking system reports Florida’s positivity rate as 17.1-percent. That’s nearly 10 points higher than Florida’s official rate. That suggests Palm Beach County’s positivity rate could be as high as 15.6-percent.

Palm Beach County now reports a total of 39.902 COVID-19 cases with 989 deaths. Statewide, at least 569,637 people have tested positive for COVID-19. The death count is 9,345.


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1 thought on “COVID SATURDAY: Are Palm Beach County Numbers Real? Positivity Rate Questionable”

  1. Fake news Fake numbers Fake reporter. All lies FAKE FAKE FAKE
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    Ed. Note: Just to be clear, you’re saying BOTH the official numbers from the State of Florida are fake, AND the Johns Hopkins numbers are fake. That’s like being a little bit pregnant. You either are or you aren’t. You can say the state numbers are wrong, or you can say the alternate numbers are wrong, but it’s unclear how you can say all the numbers are wrong. Unless you just think COVID is fake in which case we’ll just chalk up your comment to being “one of them.”

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