But Trouble Lurking In Miami, Fort Lauderdale…
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The latest Kinsa HealthWeather Report continues to be very good news for Palm Beach County, but another health monitoring algorithm says there’s trouble in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Palm Beach County remains “low risk” for both COVID-19 spread and Influenza. But the Walgreens Flu Index — based on the number of prescriptions filled for flu-related medication — says Miami and Fort Lauderdale are now on the top ten list for areas in the country with the greatest flu spread.
But back to Palm Beach County…
Kinsa, which predicts and tracks illness spread through the use of hundreds of thousands of “connected” thermometers sending anonymous data to the cloud, says Palm Beach County is at a risk level of 24. It’s notable considering Palm Beach County spent several weeks at 99 during the most current Delta wave of COVID-19.
Kinsa’s HealthWeather prediction was credited with accurately predicting the first wave of COVID-19, then continued its accurate predictions through subsequent ups and downs. The HealthWeather metric is used by public health officials worldwide.
The official language from Kinsa as of mid-day Saturday: “There is a low risk of illness in Palm Beach County. COVID-19 cases are low and falling, while Influenza (flu) cases are low and stable.”
Concern remains, however, that Thanksgiving and other holiday travel will move the needle back up.
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