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Huge Jump In Florida COVID Cases

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It’s Not Over. Infection. Sickness. Death. As DeSantis Touts His Actions To Florida Lawmakers.

FLORIDA COVID-19 reporting from BocaNewsNow.com

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here) — As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told legislators that his COVID plan is spectacular and kept Florida’s economy going, the Florida Department of Health reported a huge spike in COVID infections.

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Official State of Florida Health Department Graphic.

Following several days of decline, leading to 1,810 new cases being recorded on Sunday, Florida reports 7,075 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Monday and released Tuesday, just as the state’s legislative session began.

That brings Florida’s total COVID count to 1,918,100 infections and more than 40,000 deaths. At least 79,731 people have been hospitalized in Florida.

In Palm Beach County, at least 121,226 people have tested positive while 2,486 have died. Health officials say at least 6,041 have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Palm Beach County. The pediatric positivity rate in PBC is an alarmingly high 14.4 percent.

As of mid-day Tuesday, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports that 3,675 people are hospitalized in the state with a “primary diagnosis of COVID-19.” In Palm Beach County, 254 are hospitalized; in Miami-Dade, 590; in Broward, 546.

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