BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — There is a slight but notable upward tick in the number of emergency department visits in Palm Beach County for “influenza like illness.” The report was just released by the Florida Department of Health. Whether the report has impact on Palm Beach County’s intention to move to “Phase 2” of Florida’s reopening plan over the next few weeks remains to be seen. County commissioners are expected to discuss the move this week.
The latest report from the DOH does suggest a downward trend with other metrics. Florida logged 68 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday through 11:59 p.m., with 1,916 new cases.
In Palm Beach County, 6 new COVID-19 deaths were logged on Sunday through 11:59 p.m. with 106 new COVID-19 cases. The positivity rate dropped to 3.49-percent, according to the Department of Health. The DOH also reports Florida’s positivity rate overall as 5.25-percent. Johns Hopkins, however, says the 7 day rolling positivity for Florida is actually 12.3-percent.
Statewide, 623,471 people have tested positive for COVID-19. 11,187 have been killed. In Palm Beach County, 41,965 people have tested positive for COVID-19. 1,119 have died.
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