BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The COVID-19 death count is on the rise again in Palm Beach County. After a few days of very few or no deaths, the Florida Department of Health says Palm Beach County logged 18 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday though 11:59 p.m. with 163 new COVID-19 cases.
Statewide, the numbers are also not good. 152 new COVID-19 deaths were logged in Florida on Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. with 2,340 new COVID-19 infections.
The totals: Florida has recorded 671,201 COVID-19 infections with 12,939 deaths. Palm Beach County has recorded 44,459 infections with 1,234 deaths. It is likely Florida will hit the 13,000 mark today or Thursday.
The pediatric positivity rate in Palm Beach County, just days before schools open for in-person learning, is holding at 13.9 percent.
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