Surge in Florida COVID-19 cases continues, but deaths are down


After a one-day respite, new statewide COVID-19 cases topped 4,000 for the fifth time in six days, the Florida Department of Health reported Sunday.

The 4,865 additional cases pushed the state’s total since the coronavirus pandemic began to 807,412. Only Texas and California, which rank 1-2, have reported more infections than Florida.

Florida has averaged 3,626 new cases during the past seven days, including 5,592 on Friday. That number dropped to 2,331 on Saturday before more than doubling with Sunday’s report.

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There were 332 positive cases in Palm Beach County reported Sunday, an 18%  jump above the seven-day average of 280.