BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — For those who claim it’s the flu and not COVID-19 killing people, the United States Department of Health and Human Services says you’re wrong. HHS reports 57 people died in a Florida hospital on Thursday from COVID, while only 2 died from Influenza.
The latest numbers show a decrease in new COVID cases statewide, but hospitalizations are largely holding steady. At least 11,468 people are in a Florida hospital for COVID-19 care. On Thursday, 2,107 adults and 109 children under age 18 were newly admitted to a Florida hospital for COVID.
In Palm Beach County 985 people have been admitted to a Palm Beach County hospital for COVID care over the past seven days. At least 26,866 new cases have been recorded over the same period of time.
The Palm Beach County COVID death count over the seven-day time frame is 18, and the positivity rate is 28.41 percent.
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