OMICRON PEAK FLORIDA: Numbers Slowly Starting To Turn…

Coronavirus COVID-19 Florida News Palm Beach County

Florida Records 59,061 New COVID-19 Cases On Thursday, But Seven Day Average Is Declining.

HHS: 64 Die In Florida Hospitals On Thursday From COVID-19.



BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The latest COVID-19 numbers from the CDC and the United States Department of Health and Human Services present a “glass half empty,” “glass half full” look at Florida’s COVID situation.

The bad news: hospitalizations continue to rise. At least 2,338 adults and 132 children under age 18 were admitted to a hospital in Florida on Thursday for COVID-19 treatment. That brings the Florida hospitalization total to 11,552 COVID patients.

Thursday’s COVID-19 death count, in a Florida hospital or medical facility, is 64.

In Palm Beach County, the positivity rate again dropped a minuscule amount — it is now 34.9 percent. At least 29,147 new COVID-19 cases have been logged in Palm Beach County over the past seven days, while at least 1,193 people have been admitted to a Palm Beach County hospital over the past week.

Now, the good news: Florida logged 59,061 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. While that is up from Wednesday’s 55,573, it remains down significantly from the 71,746 recorded on January 11th. The seven day moving average also continues a downward trend — it was 65,686 on Tuesday, 64,033 on Wednesday, and 61,500 on Thursday. Today’s numbers will be released late Saturday. While it may be too soon to declare an official peak, it does appear that numbers are slowly starting to decline.


Paul Saperstein


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