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Highest New Infection Count In Days Recorded On Tuesday, Announced Wednesday.

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here for full report) — The COVID-19 new case count is climbing again in Florida, raising new fears that variants are spreading and possibly not being thwarted as effectively by COVID-19 vaccines.

The Florida Department of health reports 4,895 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Tuesday. The new case count was 4,450 on Monday and 3,481 on Sunday.

Also notable is the positivity rate: it was 4.89 percent on March 5th, but has remained in the 5’s ever since.

Florida’s total infection count is now 1,957,586 with 31,948 deaths.

In Palm Beach County, the new COVID-19 case count jumped from 256 on Monday to 448 on Tuesday. That’s the highest since March 4th. The positivity rate in Palm Beach County remains in the 5’s. It was 4.47 percent on March 5th.

There are now 124,230 confirmed COVID-19 infections in Palm Beach County with 2,528 deaths.

The pediatric positivity rate for Palm Beach County — which includes all cases in residents 18 and under — is holding at a very high 14.4 percent.

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