The Death Count Rises. The Infection Count Rises. Still No Mask Mandate. Restaurants Still Serving Indoors.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — As the United States passed the 300,000 COVID death mark, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis can smile knowing that his state passed its own milestone as well. Florida officially reached 20,000 deaths from COVID-19, reporting 20,003 in data released late Monday by the Florida Department of Health.
Florida added 8,334 new COVID-19 infections in the latest report, which covers tests and deaths logged on Sunday, December 13, 2020. The positivity rate jumped roughly half a point to 8.34 percent.
In Palm Beach County, the positivity rate pulled back a bit to 5.67 percent, but another 365 COVID-19 positive tests were added to the count. The death toll in Palm Beach County from COVID-19 is now 1,774.
Statewide, at least 1,134,383 have now tested positive for COVID-19. In Palm Beach County, 73,079 people have tested positive.
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