Palm Beach County Passes Ten Percent Positivity. Curfew For New Year’s Eve?
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Florida’s positivity rate soared past ten percent on Sunday to hit 11.08 percent. 96 deaths were added on Sunday with 8,057 new infections. The infection count has risen every day for the past three. The count dropped on Christmas Day and the following day due to a reduction in test facilities open for the holiday.
There are now 1,280,177 infected people in Florida. 21,308 have died.
In Palm Beach County, the new infection numbers soared to 605 from 378 the day before. The positivity rate in Palm Beach County jumped from 7.31 percent on Saturday to 10.38 percent on Sunday. That is the highest it’s been in at least two weeks.
Six bodies were added to the death count in Palm Beach County on Sunday.
There are now 80,865 official COVID-19 infections in Palm Beach County with 1,866 deaths. The dramatic increase in positivity rate in Palm Beach County is leading several to ask BocaNewsNow.com if Palm Beach County will follow Broward County in issuing a curfew for New Year’s Eve. At this point, there is no suggestion from Palm Beach County leaders that such a move is imminent. But health officials have repeatedly said that anything over ten percent positivity is exceptionally bad.
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