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FLORIDA COVID: State Passes 13,000 Deaths, Infections Rising Again

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Palm Beach County Records Highest Numbers In Two Weeks

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Florida Dept. of Health graphic showing increase in cases for Thursday, September 17, 2020.

UPDATED: Official report released two hours late.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida COVID-19 death count continues to rise — again raising questions about longterm data provided by the Florida Department of Health. If numbers and positivity rates were truly declining, would Florida’s infection and death rates continue to climb?

The official report for Thursday was released two hours late. It reveals 3,309 new COVID-19 cases with 147 news deaths. Both statistics are based on cases and deaths logged Wednesday through 11:59 p.m.

Palm Beach County reported 227 new infections — that’s the highest in two weeks — and 20 COVID-19 deaths. There are now 44,683 confirmed COVID-19 infections in Palm Beach County and 1,254 deaths.

Statewide, there 674,456 COVID-19 infections with 13,086 deaths.

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