covid-19 florida October 22, 2020

FLORIDA COVID: 5,489 New Infections Reported, Highest One Day Total In Weeks

Boca Raton Coronavirus COVID-19 Florida News Palm Beach County
Official Florida Department of Health Graphic showing new COVID-19 cases.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — The Florida Department of Health recored 5,489 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. It’s the highest one day total in weeks, and suggests the “second wave” is here. The death count rose by 57. The positivity rate, based on Wednesday’s test logging, is 5.62 percent. Florida totals are now 768,091 COVID-19 infections with 16,267 deaths.

In Palm Beach County, 364 new infections were logged on Wednesday, that is also the highest in several weeks. The death count decreased by 4 — we’ll update if further clarification is provided. There are now 1,549 deaths in Palm Beach County with 49,759 confirmed COVID-19 infections. The positivity rate for Palm Beach County, based on Wednesday’s test recording, is 5.58 percent.

The pediatric positivity rate for Palm Beach County is holding at 12.2 percent. The Florida Department of Health defines “pediatric” as any case involving someone 18 or younger.


Paul Saperstein


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