Florida COVID-19 Deaths

COVID CRISIS FLORIDA: State Reports Another 16,935 Infections, 140 Deaths

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Florida’s COVID-19 Death Count is nearing 40,000, according to the CDC.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to rally against mask mandates, the COVID situation in Florida continues to be bleak.

The state reported another 16,935 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with 140 COVID-19 deaths. The data was just released Wednesday afternoon by the CDC.

Florida COVID-19 infections continue to hit record and near-record levels in August, 2021. (Courtesy, CDC).

That brings the 7-day moving average to 17,756 COVID-19 cases in Florida. Over the past five days, Florida recorded 16,935 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 17,001 on Monday, 16,998 on Sunday, 16,988 on Saturday, and a record setting 21,683 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

The positivity rate in Florida remains over 19 percent. In Palm Beach County, the positivity rate is now 19.74 percent.

Florida’s death count is now 39,319, according to the CDC.

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