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FLORIDA TREND ENDS: COVID Positivity Rises

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Statewide and Palm Beach County Numbers Jump.

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Several days of good news is behind us as the Florida Department of Health just reported a significant jump in the COVID-19 positivity rate.

After hitting a recent low of 4.66 percent on Friday, health officials now say it’s back up over 5, settling at 5.32 percent for Saturday. While not a crisis, it is the end of a trend suggesting that Florida was heading into a very good place.

In Palm Beach County, the positivity rate jumped from 3.70 percent to 4.82 percent for tests logged on Saturday.

Statewide, at least 2,269,806 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida, while 35,731 have died. At least 92,086 people have been hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

Palm Beach County now reports 145,331 total COVID-19 infections with 2,788 deaths. At least 6,868 people in Palm Beach County were hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

In Broward County, at least 239,941 people have tested positive for COVID-19. 2,964 died. The total COVID-19 hospitalization count in Broward is 10,184.

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