Death Count Continues To Rise, Infections Showing Steady Climb, Positivity Rate Rises In Florida and Palm Beach County
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The “bad fall” may be here. Florida reported its third day of COVID-19 infection gains, with 2,869 new cases being logged Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. The Florida Department of Health also added 64 COVID-19 deaths to the state total. The positivity rate in in Florida continued its steady march upward — it’s now 5.42 percent. The positivity rate was 3.43 percent four days ago.
In Palm Beach County, 161 new COVID-19 cases were logged with 4 new COVID-19 deaths. The positivity ration Palm Beach County also rose — it’s now 4.48 percent. The positivity rate was just 1.88 percent three days ago, and spent several days in the 2’s.
The total Palm Beach County death count is now 1,465 with 48,337 COVID-19 infections. In all for Florida, the total death count is now 15,595 with 741,632 COVID-19 infections.
The pediatric positivity rate for Palm Beach County is holding at 12.6 percent. The Florida Department of Health defines pediatric as anyone 18 years of age and under.
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