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What Accounts For High Coronavirus Positivity Rates Among Florida Kids?

Florida reports a positivity rate of 31% among those under 18 tested for the virus, while the state's positivity overall rate is 18%. Experts say there are good explanations for the kids' high rate.
Experts say that Florida's high coronavirus positivity rates among those under age 18 is likely due to who gets tested. Source: Paul Hennessy

Amid all the COVID-19 figures released by Florida's Department of Health, one number might come as a head-scratcher: A whopping 31.1% coronavirus positivity rate among those under 18 who are tested for the virus, according to the state's most recent pediatric report.

Meanwhile, Florida's overall positivity rate is currently 18.1%.

What gives? Are kids really getting the virus

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