COVID CRITICISM: Bad start until 2022 for Palm Beach County
At least 41 died in Florida on Friday from COVID-19.
BY: COVID OFFICE | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) – Kinsa HealthWeather has just elevated Palm Beach County to its highest possible level for the spread of COVID-19. The area has not registered a “99” or “critical” since the peak of the Delta variant spread over the summer.
Kinsa, which uses anonymized data from hundreds of thousands of ‘connected’ thermometers that transmit data to their servers, tracks the current spread of the disease and compares it to what is normal for a specific period of time. Kinsa has been credited with accurately predicting the initial spread of COVID-19 and subsequent waves. The data is used by public health officials around the world.
In the meantime, the CDC does not update data on this New Years holiday, but Palm Beach County on Friday reported an unprecedented 26.1% positivity rate as COVID-19 spreads, yet another times, unhindered.
There are now 5,215 people hospitalized in Florida with COVID-19, with 1,527 admitted on Friday. 100 children under 18 were also admitted on Friday.
Friday’s COVID-19 death toll in Florida is 41, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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