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DEADLY DAY: Florida Records Record 217 COVID Deaths

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Palm Beach County Records Nearly 30 Deaths In One Day.

Pediatric Positivity Rate Still Climbing As Kids Catch COVID.

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Wednesday was one of the deadliest days for COVID-19 — ever — in Florida. The Florida Department of Health reports 217 deaths were logged on Wednesday — that’s the highest one day death count in at least several months. The infection count rose by 13,462.

The death count in Florida is now 23,613. The infection count is 1,513,192. The one day positivity rate dropped to 8.63 percent.

In Palm Beach County, a recent record 26 COVID deaths were recorded on Wednesday with 849 new COVID-19 cases reported. That brings Palm Beach County to a total of 94,872 cases with 2,009. The positivity rate for PBC on Wednesday was 6.26 percent.

The pediatric positivity rate rose again for Palm Beach County. It’s now 13.5 percent. That, too, is a recent record. The Floria Department of Health considers anyone 18 or under to be “pediatric.”

 

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