Coronavirus: More Than 300 Cases in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach Leads County

Sanborn Square (City of Boca Raton)

After Boca Raton held the somber distinction of having the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the county for nearly two weeks, West Palm Beach now has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County.

As of the Florida Department of Health’s update at 10 a.m. on April 17, Boca Raton has 314 confirmed coronavirus cases, the 12th most of any city in Florida. West Palm Beach leads the county with 352, followed by Delray Beach and Boynton Beach with 257 and 251 cases, respectively.

Palm Beach County remains the third-most infected county in Florida, with 1,962 confirmed cases, which accounts for 8% of all the cases in the state. Dade County leads the state with 8,549 cases, which makes up 36% of all confirmed cases in the state. Broward County has the second-highest case count, with 3,660 infected individuals, which accounts for 15% of all cases in Florida.

There are now more than 24,000 confirmed coronavirus cases throughout the State of Florida, with 3,507 hospitalizations and 686 deaths.

All figures listed above are verified as of 10 a.m. on Friday, April 17 via the Florida Department of Health.

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