FLORIDA PROBLEMS: Record Positivity Rate, Record New COVID Infections

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Numbers Dramatically Heading In Wrong Direction.

Official Florida Department of Health Graphic for April 12, 2021 (New Florida COVID-19 Infections).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Florida’s COVID-19 progress is rapidly disintegrating into a disaster zone. The Florida Department of Health reported 9,130 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Monday, with a positivity rate soaring to 8.10 percent. Both numbers are 30-day records.

It remains unclear why Florida’s numbers are soaring as vaccine becomes available to everyone. Today’s Johnson and Johnson “pause” has no impact on these numbers, which represent infections recorded on Monday. (News app readers access our full report).

Official Florida Department of Health graphic for April 13, 2021. (Positivity Rate for COVID-19).

Statewide, Florida now reports 2,134,914 COVID-19 cases with 34,120 deaths. At least 87,287 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 issues in Florida.

In Palm Beach County, the positivity rate rose to 7.13 percent with 463 new infections. Neither numbers are records, but both are exceptionally high based on the past several weeks. In Palm Beach County, at least 136,675 people have been infected with COVID-19, while 2,701 have died.

There are now 217 people hospitalized with a “primary diagnosis of COVID-19” in Palm Beach County. The number is also a recent high. The pediatric positivity rate is now holding at 14.5 percent.

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