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Florida COVID Crisis: Positivity Rate Highest In A Month

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FLORIDA COVID-19 reporting from BocaNewsNow.com

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The COVID-19 crisis in Florida is again getting worse, as the positivty rate just hit 7.56 percent — the highest in more than a month.

The Florida Department of Health says that at no time in the past 30 days has the rate been as high as it was on Sunday. The surge comes as people are being seen without masks en masse across Florida, including Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach and across Miami-Dade County as Spring Breakers flocked to South Beach.

Over the past several days, Florida’s COVID-19 positivty rate has been recorded as 5.62 percent on March 24th, 5.76 percent on March 25th, 6.26 percent on March 26th, 6.79 percent on March 27th, and 7.58 percent on March 28th.

The total infection count in Florida is now 2,047,379. The death count is 33,247.

In Palm Beach County, the case count is now 130,904, with the death count rising to 2,644.

The pediatric positivity rate in Palm Beach County is holding at 14.4 percent. The Florida Department of Health defines “pediatric” as anyone 18 or under.


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