BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The grim reaper is smiling as the Halloween month gets underway. Florida logged 127 NEW COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday through 11:59 p.m. with 2,814 new infections. That brings Florida’s COVID-19 death count to an astonishing 14,444. The infection count is just a day away from 710,000 — it’s 709,144. The positivity rate statewide based on Wednesday’s full-day report is 4.65-percent. That’s down just a tad from 5.01-percent but seemingly meaningless in the midst of 127 new deaths.
In Palm Beach County, 14 new COVID-19 deaths were logged Wednesday through 11:59 p.m. with 165 new COVID-19 infections. The positivity rate jumped from 3.10-percent to 4.26-percent.
Of note, the weekly count of emergency department visits for COVID-like illnesses, as reported by the Florida Department of Health, is trending up in Palm Beach County. This report is released weekly. Look at the graphic, above.
There are now 46,698 COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County with 1,383 deaths.
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