Florida Department of Health COVID-19

COVID FLORIDA: 3,361 New Infections Logged, Palm Beach County Positivity Passes 6 Percent

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Official Florida Department of Health Graphic showing new cases through October 26, 2020.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida Department of Health reports 3,361 new COVID-19 infections were logged statewide on Sunday through 11:59 p.m. The death count increased by at least 20. The positivity rate is climbing — it’s now 5.94 percent statewide based on Sunday’s test recording. The positivity rate continues to fluctuate greatly — it’s run from a low of 3.66 percent to 6.71 precent over the past two weeks.

In Palm Beach County, 280 new COVID-19 cases were recorded Sunday through 11:59 p.m. with one new death. The positivity rate in Palm Beach County — baed on Sunday’s test logging — is 6.18 precent. That is the highest in at least two weeks.

State wide, there are now a total of 782,013 confirmed COVID-19 infections with 16,449 deaths. In Palm Beach County, at least 50,816 have tested positive for COVID-19. The death count is 1,562.

Johns Hopkins University, which uses a more respected formula for monitoring positive rates worldwide, says Florida is running a 7-day moving average of 10.3-percent.

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