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COVID FLORIDA BAD: Palm Beach Positivity Tops 8 Percent, 4289 New Cases in State

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County is rapidly entering the danger zone. With ten percent being the “magic number” that health officials want positivity to stay below, the Florida Department of Health just reported that Palm Beach County’s positivity rate based on Monday’s tests is 8.27 percent. That is highest — by far — in more than a month.

Palm Beach County recorded 360 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the highest in at least two weeks. There were 3 new deaths in Palm Beach County.

Statewide, Florida recorded 4,289 new COVID-19 cases on Monday through 11:59 p.m. with 56 new deaths. The statewide positivity rate is 6.31 percent. That represents four days of significant increases.

The Florida total infection count is now 786,311 with 16,505 deaths. In Palm Beach County, 51,172 infections have been recorded with 1,565 deaths.

The pediatric positivity rate in Palm Beach County is now 11.5 percent. The Florida Department of Health considers anyone 18 or younger to be “pediatric.”

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