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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County is just a few days away from logging 100,000 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. The latest report from the Florida Department of Health — which includes Monday’s testing — reveals in increase of 602 cases and 22 new deaths. The one-day positivity rate rose from 8.68 percent to 9.47 percent.

That brings the Palm Beach County total of 98,692 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 2,059 deaths.

Statewide, 9,659 new cases were added on Monday with 164 new COVID-19 deaths. The positivity rate for Monday, statewide, is 8.97 percent. That brings the total state infection count to 1,589,097 with 24,436 deaths.

The pediatric positivity rate for Palm Beach County is rising again. It’s now 13.8 percent. The Florida Department of Health declares anyone 18 or under to be “pediatric.”


Paul Saperstein


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