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Coronavirus cases rise by record 1,698 in state; death toll up 47

Coronavirus cases in Florida climbed by a record 1,698 in one day as deaths rose by 47 to 2,848, including 10 in Palm Beach County to 407, the Florida Department of Health announced Thursday morning.

In Palm Beach County, cases went up 208 after 160 Wednesday,189 Tuesday and a record 258 one week ago Wednesday.

On Wednesday, deaths in the state rose by 36 and in Palm Beach County by 10. Last Thursday the state rise was 41and 4 in the county. The state record is 83 on Tuesday, April 28. Twice, the increase was 72 — once in April and once last month. In Palm Beach County the record is 17 twice.

Palm Beach County officials are “concerned” with the rise in cases. Palm Beach, along with Broward and Miami-Dade are not yet eligible for Phase Two of reopening.