New Count Still Low, But Increase Is Notable. Positivity Rate Rises.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It’s unclear whether the latest numbers are representative of “embers” or something larger at play, but Palm Beach County just logged its highest “new infection” count in two weeks. According to the Florida Department of Health, 364 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were logged on Thursday through 11:59 p.m. The highest in the past two weeks was 318 — that was recorded on August 14th.
While the Palm Beach County COVID-19 death cont only increased by 5 on Thursday, the positivity rate jumped to 6.34 percent. That is the highest since August 16th when 7.22-percent was recorded.
Statewide, Florida added 3,849 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday through 11:59 p.m. 89 deaths were added on Thursday. The positivity rate for all of Florida, based on Thursday’s reporting, is 5.73-percent.
There are now 41,558 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County with 1,099 deaths. The positivity rate jumped to 6.34 percent.
Florida’s infection total is now 615,806 people, with 10,957 deaths.
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