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GETTING WORSE: Florida COVID Positivity Rate Highest In A Month

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Pediatric Positivty Rate Also Rises In Palm Beach County, Suggesting Spread Among Young.

Official Florida Department of Health Graphic for Monday, April 12, 2021.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The just-released COVID-19 positivity rate for Florida on Sunday is a staggering 8.0 percent. That’s the highest in at least a month, and suggests a worsening of conditions despite an increase in inoculations.

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At least 2,125,846 people are now infected with COVID-19 in Florida. The death count is now 34,056. At least 87,024 people have been hospitalized.

In Palm Beach County, the positivity rate rose to 6.99 percent — that’s just shy of the 14 day high. At least 126,206 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Palm Beach County. The death count is an even 2,700 as of mid-day Monday. 6,530 people have been hospitalized in Palm Beach County for COVID-19.

The Pediatric Positivity Rate for Palm Beach County is now 14.5 percent. That’s the highest in months. The Florida Department of Health defines “pediatric” as anyone 18 or under, suggesting a rise in COVID-19 spread among the youngest in Florida.

 

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