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COVID: Palm Beach County Now High Risk, Says Kinsa

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BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — And just like that, Palm Beach County is back in the red zone for Kinsa’s HealthWeather prediction system focused on COVID-19 spread in the area. After weeks in the “green” zone, Kinsa raised Palm Beach County to red, or “high risk” early Saturday. Kinsa is credited with accurately predicting the initial spread of COVID-19 through the use of its network of “connected” thermometers. Health officials worldwide rely on the company’s data.

As Palm Beach County returns to red, the United States Department of Health and Human Services continues to monitor the situation in Florida.

On Friday, 268 people were admitted to a Florida hospital with confirmed COVID-19, another 158 were admitted with “suspected ” COVID-19. At least 26 children, under age 18, were also admitted for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 in Florida.

Statewide, there are now 1,458 adults hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, with 34 children hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

At least 13 people died in Florida, from COVID-19, on Friday.

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