COVID CATASTROPHE: Palm Beach County Positivity Rate Now 21 Percent

Boca Raton Coronavirus COVID-19 Delray Beach Florida News Palm Beach County


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The positivity rate for COVID-19 in Palm Beach County is now 21 percent — a stunning number released by the CDC earlier Tuesday. With that number comes the revelation that 11,812 new COVID-19 cases have been logged in PBC over just 7 days, while 309 people have been admitted to Palm Beach County hospitals during the past week for COVID-19 treatment.

The numbers represent a 395 percent increase in cases over a week, with a 9.7 percent jump in positivity. Also concerning: the CDC reports just 66 percent of those eligible for a vaccine in Palm Beach County are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 2,198 adults and 94 children under age 18 are hospitalized now for COVID-19. At least 27 people died in a Florida hospital, from COVID-19, on Monday.

It is COVID, and not the flu, that is sickening Florida. The United States Department of Health and Human Services reports that no one died in a Florida hospital on Monday from the flu, while 53 people are hospitalized for the flu in the state.



Content copyright © 2023 Metro Desk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. ® is a registered trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. For our intellectual property, terms, and conditions, read hereBroadcast stations must credit on air. Print must refer to Online must link to Contact news (at) Call 561-576-NEWS (6397). Arrest reports are police accusations. Guilt or innocence is determined in a court of law.