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FLORIDA: Huge Drop In New COVID Cases, But 66 Died On Tuesday

Coronavirus COVID-19 Florida News Palm Beach County
New COVID-19 cases are again dropping in Florida, but hospitalizations and deaths remain high.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — At least 66 people died from COVID-19 in a Florida hospital on Tuesday, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. HHS also reports that 2,199 adults and 96 children, under age 18, were admitted to a Florida hospital on Tuesday for COVID-19 care.

The current COVID-19 hospitalization total stands at 11,839. That is up significantly from numbers released on Tuesday.

While death and hospitalizations remain a concern, the number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Florida is dropping precipitously. On January 11th, the seven day moving average of new cases in Florida was 65,660 — according to the Florida Department of Health. That number now stands at 49,671.

In Palm Beach County, the seven day average testing positivity rate has dropped from a high of 37 percent to 29.74 percent. However, 1,094 people have been hospitalized in Palm Beach County over the past seven days for COVID-19, while 26,866 new positive tests have been logged.


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