BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida Department of Health reports Saturday that the Palm Beach County Pediatric Positivity rate is 13.9 percent just two days before the Palm Beach County School District is set to reopen doors for “in person” learning.
The number hasn’t moved much over the past several weeks. The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for a positivity rate consistently in the 3 to 5 percent range before kids are brought back to school.
The Florida Dept. of Health defines “pediatric” as 18 and younger.
Overall, the Florida infection count continues to rise and the death count is not decreasing. Statewide, Florida reports 3,603 new COVID-19 cases logged Friday through 11:59 p.m. with 62 new COVID-19 deaths.
In Palm Beach County, 247 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday through 11:59 p.m., there were 5 new deaths. The new positive count is the highest in the past two weeks.
There are now 45,156 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County with 1,277 deaths. Statewide, 681,233 people have tested positive. 13,287 people have died.
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