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FLORIDA COVID: Big Jump In New Infections, But It’s Not All Bad News

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The number of new COVID-19 cases logged by Florida Health Department officials on Monday represents a huge jump from the day before, but the totals are looking a lot better than they have looked in a year.

On Sunday, 2,280 COVID-19 cases were recorded. On Monday, the new case count jumped to 3,281. While the 1001 case jump is massive, the total number of cases being reported daily is now significantly lower than the new case counts being logged just three weeks ago. On April 23rd, 7,279 new cases were logged. On April 28th, the number was 5,654.

The positivity rate statewide is holding. It was 5.0 percent for tests recorded on Monday. On Sunday the number was 4.97 percent. On Saturday it was 5.3.

By the numbers: there are now at least 2,275,365 confirmed COVID cases in Florida with 35,831 deaths.
In Palm Beach County, where the positivity rate is holding in the 4’s, the infection count is now 145,657 with 2,801 deaths.

There are 187 people in Palm Beach County Hospitals with a “primary diagnosis of COVID-19” according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

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