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COVID FLORIDA: Positivity Rate Not Moving

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — If you’re a “glass half full” person, you may look at Florida’s COVID-19 positivity rate and think there is progress. If you’re a “glass half empty” person, you may look at the numbers and think it’s a sign of doom and gloom. If you’re a person who is just inquisitivate, you may ask why the numbers aren’t moving at all.

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For the past three days, Florida’s positivity rate has been recored as 5.75, 5.72 and 5.66. A statisticaly insignifcant change day-to-day. While certainly better than numbers in the 6s and 7s, the freeze is notable. It means there is no change in the level of COVID-19 being spread throughout the state.

The latest positivity rate comes as Florida’s Department of Health reports 5,311 new COVID-19 cases.

Statewide, there are now 2,233,518 confimed COVID-19 cases with 35,161 deaths. The hospitalization count — this is cumulative — is now 90,489.

In Palm Beach County, the total infection count is 143,129 with 2,770 deaths. At least 6,764 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

While the news may not be “great,” it could be considered “good.” Palm Beach County has held at a 5.04 percent positivity rate for the past two days. That’s down from 5.19 on Tuesday and 7.13 percent on Monday. Most COVID restrictions started at roughly the 5 percent positivity rate mark.

The pediatric positivity rate for Palm Beach County remains at 14.7 percent. That includes ages 18 and under.

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