florida dept. of health infections august 19 2020

COVID FLORIDA WEDNESDAY: Deaths Up, Infections Up

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Palm Beach County Passes 1000 COVID-19 Deaths

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HEADING UP. FLORIDA’S NEW INFECTION COUNT IS RISING AGAIN. (FLORIDA DEPT. OF HEALTH GRAPHIC FOR AUGUST 19, 2020.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The latest upward trend continues in Florida statewide as well as Palm Beach County. The one day decline on Monday — touted nationally by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — continues to be just a one day decline.

Statewide, the Florida Department of Health reports 174 confirmed COVID-19 deaths logged on Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. with 4,201 new infections. The positivity rate — according to the Florida Dept. of Health — is 7.1-percent. However, Johns Hopkins reports the positivity rate is really 16.2-percent.

There are now at least 584,047 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida with 9,932 deaths.

In Palm Beach County, 16 COVID-19 deaths were logged on Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. with 206 new infections. That’s a three day high. The positivity rate, based on the Florida Department of Health’s reporting, is 5.8-percent. There are now at least 39,662 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County with 1,022 deaths.

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