BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — There are now at least 285 people hospitalized in Palm Beach County with a “primary diagnosis of COVID-19,” according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. That is an increase of at least 40 over the course of the just ended week. It is the fastest in-patient increase in months. It is representative of the worsening COVID-19 situation in Florida.
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In Florida statewide, 6,155 new COVID-19 cases were added on Friday and reported late Saturday. The statewide positivity rate based on Friday’s testing is 7.14 percent. The total death count in Florida is now 18,442. The total number of people hospitalized is now 54,591 since the pandemic began. The total infection count in Florida has risen to 985,297.
In Palm Beach County, 349 new COVID-19 infections were recorded on Friday, bringing the county total to 64,670. The death count for Palm Beach County is now 1,678. The one-day positivity rate for Palm Beach County on Friday is reported as 5.54 percent. At least 4,486 people in Palm Beach County have been hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
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