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CLOSED BEACH LIST GROWS TO 9 IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, RISING BACTERIA LEVELS

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RASH. INFECTION. ILLNESS. STAY OUT OF THE WATER SAYS HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — There are now 9 beaches closed to swimmers in Palm Beach County. The closures come after the Florida Department of Health randomly tested water and learned that bacteria levels were higher than permitted.

The closed beaches include: Spanish River in Boca Raton; Sandoway-Delray Beach in Delray Beach; Lantana Beach in Lantana; Dubois Park in Jupiter; Jupiter Beach Park in Jupiter; Carlin Park in Jupiter; Rivera Beach in Riviera Beach; Phil Foster park in Rivera Beach; Ocean Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge.

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Beach closures can last a day to several days. The Florida Department of Health will re-test the water and advise when it is safe to swim. The elevated bacteria levels can lead to rashes, disease, and infection.

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