Florida Dept. of Health COVID-19 infections FLORIDA DEPT. OF HEALTH GRAPHIC. THE 8/31 SPIKE WAS BLAMED ON QUEST, BUT TODAY’S INFECTION INCREASE IS ACCURATE, ACCORDING TO DOH.

COVID THURSDAY: New Florida Increase In Cases, Positivity Rate

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Just two days after Quest acknowledged dumping a significant amount of data that skewed Florida’s results for one cycle comes a legitimate increase in new positives and the positivity rate.

The Florida Department of Health released the current numbers several hours late on Thursday. Those numbers revealed 3,646 new COVID-19 infections, 149 new deaths, and a positivity rate increase to 6.23-percent. These numbers are unrelated to the Quest issue earlier in the week and are the highest “legitimate” numbers in several days.

In Palm Beach County, 16 new COVID-19 deaths were recorded on Wednesday through 11:59 p.m. with 151 new infections. The positivity rate rose to 4.37-percent. It is still significantly lower than just two weeks ago, but the increase is notable.

Statewide, there are now 637,013 confirmed COVID-19 infections in Florida with 11,650 deaths.

In Palm Beach County, at least 42,643 people have tested positive for COVID-19. 1,150 loved ones were killed.

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