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Health Director Concerned By Rise In Coronavirus Cases, But Says Hospitals Are Ready

Allen Eyestone
Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach Health Director Alina Alonso

With coronavirus hotspots cropping up in the region’s farming communities, youngsters being hospitalized with COVID-19 and some restaurants flagrantly violating social distancing rules, Palm Beach County’s top health official warned Tuesday that the deadly pandemic is far from over.

Speaking to the county commission, Dr. Alina Alonso noted that the number of COVID-19 cases had been averaging 68 a day but in the last seven days jumped to an average of about 115 a day.

Further, the county’s health director said areas in the Glades and in and around Lake Worth Beach have seen disturbing upticks in cases in the past month.

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