As record-setting increases in the number of COVID-19 infections continue, the number of coronavirus cases in Boca Raton and throughout the State of Florida has continued to surge. Boca Raton has seen an increase of nearly 500 coronavirus cases in just the last four days as the State of Florida continues to lead the country in new reported infections.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Boca Raton has reached 3,022 as of 9:25 a.m. on Friday, July 17 according to the Florida Department of Health. Boca Raton remains 18th on the list of cities with the most confirmed cases in the State of Florida, and still trails West Palm Beach and Lake Worth in Palm Beach County.
West Palm Beach leads Palm Beach County with 5,836 confirmed cases of COVID-19, followed by Lake Worth with 3,367 confirmed cases. Palm Beach County still has the third-most confirmed cases in the state, with 24,119. That number accounts for 7% of all cases in the State of Florida.
The number of confirmed cases in Florida surpassed 300,000 this week, and 11,548 new cases were reported today. This past Sunday, Florida set a new record for most new daily cases in any state in the country with more than 15,000. Today’s data lists 327,241 confirmed cases in the state. 20,191 Florida residents have been hospitalized and 4,805 Florida residents have died as a result of COVID-19. 659 of those deaths were in Palm Beach County.
The Florida Department of Health also reports that 2,884,245 COVID-19 tests have been administered throughout the state, with 327,241 positive results and 2,553,527 negative results.
The Florida Department of Health has expanded its coronavirus information resources. It now offers reports on long-term care facilities with positive COVID-19 cases, long-term care facility deaths associated with COVID-19, total antibody results for Florida, a pediatric report, and deaths associated with COVID-19 at Florida Department of Corrections facilities. Those reports can be viewed here.
All figures listed above are verified as of 9:25 a.m. on Friday, July 17 via the Florida Department of Health.