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FLORIDA COVID POSITIVITY SOARS: Highest In Weeks, Infection Cases Pass 760,000

Florida Department of Health October 20 2020

Palm Beach County Positivity Rate Jumps

Official Florida Department of Health Graphic Showing Current Positivity Rate For COVID-19 In State.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Florida positivity rate just hit its highest point in at least two weeks — not counting the data tabulation issue from October 9th. The positivity rate based on Monday’s reporting is 6.17-percent. Florida added 3,611 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The death count is now 16,105 — up 84 from the previous day’s report. There are now 760,389 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida.

In Palm Beach County, 232 new cases were recorded on Monday — that’s the highest “new” case count in at least two weeks. The death count rose by 13 — it’s now 1,510. The Palm Beach County positivity rate also soared from 2.62 percent to 5.50 percent.

The pediatric positivity rate in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Department of Health, is now 12.2-percent. The Florida Department of Health uses the term “pediatric” for anyone 18 or under.


We note that Johns Hopkins seemingly dismisses the Florida Department of Health numbers and reports the seven day moving average for the state to be 12.0 percent, and trending up.


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