BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — What seemed to be anomaly is now looking like a trend. Florida posted a huge COVID-19 death count today based on deaths logged Tuesday, and Palm Beach County logged another significant positivity rate increase. It’s too soon to know if this is the beginning of a legitimate uptick or just Dept. of Health reporting issues, but the new numbers are certainly not good.
Florida logged 200 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. with 2,352 new COVID-19 infections. The positivity rate jumped a point to 5.94 percent.
In Palm Beach County, the positivity rate continued it’s now three day upward trend. It was 3.09 percent on Sunday, 4.91 percent on Monday and now 5.93 percent on Tuesday. As always, numbers reported are based on the previous day’s tests through 11:59 p.m. 137 new positive tests were added on Tuesday with 8 deaths.
There are now 1,178 COVID-19 deaths in Palm Beach County with 43,422 infections.
Statewide, the death count is now 12,115 with 652,148 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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