CDC: One Quarter Of All COVID-19 Tests In PBC Are Positive, 395 Percent Increase In New Cases.
HHS: 39 Die In Florida Hospitals From COVID On Wednesday.
BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — If the CDC numbers are correct, roughly one-quarter of all COVID-19 tests processed over the past seven days in Palm Beach County are positive. We believe this is the highest positivity rate — ever — for COVID-19 in Palm Beach County.
The official positivity rate of 23.63 percent represents an 11.34 percent increase over the rolling seven-day period. At least 11,812 new COVID-19 cases were logged over the period which is a 395.47 percent increase.
Statewide, 62,390 people have died with an official death cause as COVID-19. At least 4,012,152 cases of COVID-19 have been logged in Florida, with 46,923 cases logged on Tuesday — in data released late Wednesday.
The Department of Health and Human Services reports that 1,439 adults were admitted to Florida hospitals for COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 68 children under age 18. There are now 4,314 adults and 119 children hospitalized in Florida for COVID-19.
Wednesday’s Florida COVID death count, according to HHS, is 39.
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