COVID positivity Florida April 26, 2021

FLORIDA GETTING WORSE: COVID Positivity Rate Rises Again

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — It is another significant rise in the COVID-19 positivity rate for Florida as the number of people hospitalized with COVID is again rising.

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The Florida Department of Health reports that the positivty rate based on tests recorded on Sunday is 7.28 percent. That is a rise from 6.85 percent on Saturday, 6.24 percent on Friday, and 5.93 percent on Thursday. These numbers do not include activity from Boca Bash where thousands of unmasked boaters converged on Lake Boca Sunday. The COVID impact of that event is at least a week away.

The rising positivity rate in Florida comes as 2,212,097 people have tested positivty for COVID-19. The death count is now 34,912. At least 89,534 people in Florida have been hospitalized for COVID-19.

In Palm Beach County, the positivty rate rose to 6.48 percent on Sunday. That is a six day high. There are now at least 141,747 COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County where 2,751 people have died from COVID. The hospitalization count in Palm Beach County is now 6,707. The pediatric positivty rate — covering everyone 18 and under in Palm Beach County — is holding at 14.7 percent.

The Agency for Health Care Administration says 3,371 people are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Florida as of 3:45 p.m. In Palm Beach County, 210 are hospitalized — that is a increase over numbers recorded over the past several days.

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