Florida Death Count now 16,417. Palm Beach County Loses 1,561 Lives.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida Department of Health reports that 4,433 new cases of COVID-19 were logged on Friday, statewide, through 11:59 p.m. The death count statewide increased by 77.
In Palm Beach County, 322 new COVID-19 cases were recorded with 3 new deaths.
Statewide, at least 16,417 people have died from COVID-19 with at least 776,251 confirmed COVID-19 infections. In Palm Beach County, the total death count is now 1,561 with 50,316 cases.
While both the State of Florida and Palm Beach County report positivity rates under 4 percent, we point you today to a Palm Beach Post article (link below) explaining why Johns Hopkins University continues to report a positivity rate over 12 percent. The difference, to keep it simple, has to do with how the the Florida Department of Health is counting repeat positive and negative tests. The state is using a method that favors the public perception of a lower positivity rate. Johns Hopkins is using a method that favors math and science.
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