Deaths from COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 in Florida continue to decline with four reported on May 17, 2022 while one month ago the state was averaging 55 deaths per day. Recent cases of the virus also continue to drop from approximately 5,500 per day to now 2,800. A similar situation is playing out in Palm Beach County where deaths and fresh cases are on the decline.
In Palm Beach County, there have been 2,832 deaths from COVID-19 and with a population of approximately 1.5 million people, this equates to .18 percent of the county population dying of the virus and below cancer and death rates in the county. Similarly, in the state of Florida, there have been 36,271 deaths from COVID-19 and with a population of approximately 22 million people, this equates to .16 percent of the state population dying of the virus and well below other causes of death in Florida such as cancer and heart disease. Globally, according to Johns Hopkins University, 3,418,084 have died of COVID-19, or .04 percent of the 7.9 billion people on Earth.
There have been 2,256,645 Floridians (10 percent of the population) who have contracted COVID-19 as have 144,456 Palm Beach County residents (just under 10 percent of county residents). The situation continues to improve for the county and the State of Florida. For example, yesterday in Palm Beach County, 4,945 residents were tested and 4,772 were negative.