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Florida Adds Another 6700 COVID Cases, Positivity Rate High

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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) — Not quite as a bad as yesterday but certainly not good. The Florida COVID-19 new infection count, and positivity rate, are both high — according to Florida’s Department of Health.

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The just-released numbers from tests recorded on Tuesday reveal another 6,721 new COVID-19 cases were added to Florida’s books. With the new infections comes a positivity rate of 7.44 percent. That’s down from 8.14 percent the day before but still exceptionally high based on numbers recorded over the past 30 days.

There are now at least 2,141,686 COVID-19 infections recorded in the State of Florida. At least 34,164 people have died from COVID-19. The hospitalization count — where the primary diagnosis is (or was) COVID-19 — stands at 87,523.

In Palm Beach County, 446 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Tuesday as the positivity rate pulled back just slightly to 6.86 percent.

The death count in Palm Beach County is now 2,704 with 137,132 infections.

The weekly count of emergency room visits for people with “influenza like illness” is rising in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Department of Health.


Paul Saperstein


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