Daily coronavirus coverage for March, April 2020

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*Note – The health department announced it would provide updates once per day, instead of twice per day, to provide more comprehensive data on COVID-19. 

This story will be continuously updated with the latest coronavirus numbers in the county

11 a.m. update April 30, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Thursday morning, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total number of cases in Indian River County remained at 90, while the death count remained at seven.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. Three facilities in Indian River County – HarborChase of Vero Beach, Palm Garden of Vero Beach and Sonata of Vero Beach – reported coronavirus cases.

HarborChase reported at least seven coronavirus cases, including four deaths, health officers said. Palm Garden and Sonata reported at least one case each.

Health department officials said a total of 24 residents and two non-residents in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about six people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 60 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 14 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 497 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 33,690 Thursday morning. Health officials announced 50 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,268.

11 a.m. update April 29, 2020

Florida Department of Health announced one new death, and no new coronavirus cases, among county residents Wednesday morning. This raises the total number of deaths in Indian River County to seven, while the number of positive cases remained at 90.

The county’s seventh COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man who traveled to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, health officials said. The man, whose case was reported April 1, did not have known contact with an infected person.

Health officials previously reported six other COVID-19 related deaths in Indian River County.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. Three facilities in Indian River County – HarborChase of Vero Beach, Palm Garden of Vero Beach and Sonata of Vero Beach – reported coronavirus cases.

HarborChase reported at least seven coronavirus cases, including four deaths, health officers said. Palm Garden and Sonata reported at least one case each.

Health department officials said a total of 24 residents and two non-residents in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about six people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 60 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 14 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 347 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 33,193 Wednesday morning. Health officials announced 47 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,218.

11 a.m. update April 28, 2020

Florida Department of Health announced one new death, and no new coronavirus cases, among county residents Tuesday morning. This raises the total number of deaths in Indian River County to six, while the number of positive cases remained at 90.

Details on the sixth county COVID-19 related death were not immediately available.

The county’s fifth COVID-19 related death, an 83-year-old man, was announced April 22. Four other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include a 92-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. Three facilities in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, Palm Garden of Vero Beach and Sonata of Vero Beach, reported coronavirus cases.

HarborChase reported at least seven coronavirus cases, including four deaths, health officers said. Palm Garden and Sonata reported at least one case each.

Health department officials said a total of 24 residents and two non-residents in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about six people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 60 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 14 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 708 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 32,846 Tuesday morning. Health officials announced 83 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,171.

11 a.m. update April 27, 2020

Florida Department of Health announced one new positive coronavirus case among county residents Monday morning. This raises the total number of cases in Indian River County to 90, while the death count remained at five.

The new Indian River County case is:

  • A 90-year-old woman with no travel history and no known contact with an infected person

The county’s fifth COVID-19 related death, an 83-year-old man, was announced April 22. Four other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include a 92-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. Two facilities in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach and Palm Garden of Vero Beach, reported coronavirus cases.

HarborChase reported at least seven coronavirus cases, including four deaths, health officers said. It was unclear how many virus cases were reported at Palm Garden of Vero Beach.

Health department officials said a total of 24 residents and two non-residents in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about six people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 61 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 14 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 610 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 32,138 Monday morning. Health officials announced 14 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,088.

11 a.m. update April 26, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Sunday morning, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total number of positive cases in Indian River County remained at 89, while the death count remained at five.

The county’s fifth COVID-19 related death, an 83-year-old man, was announced April 22. Four other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include a 92-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. Two facilities in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach and Palm Garden of Vero Beach, reported coronavirus cases.

HarborChase reported at least seven coronavirus cases, including four deaths, health officers said. It was unclear how many virus cases were reported at Palm Garden of Vero Beach.

Health department officials said a total of 24 residents and two non-residents in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about six people remain in the hospital.

For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 60 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 14 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 689 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 31,528 Sunday morning. Health officials announced 19 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,074.

11 a.m. update April 25, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Saturday morning, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total number of positive cases in Indian River County remained at 89, while the death count remained at five.

The county’s fifth COVID-19 related death, an 83-year-old man, was announced Wednesday morning. Four other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include a 92-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, reported at least seven coronavirus cases, including four deaths, health officers said.

Health department officials said a total of 24 residents and two non-residents in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about six people remain in the hospital, a decrease by four from last week’s hospital numbers.

For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 60 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 14 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 306 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 30,839 Saturday morning. Health officials announced nine additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,055.

6 p.m. update April 24, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Friday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total number of positive cases in Indian River County remained at 89, while the death count remained at five.

The county’s fifth COVID-19 related death, an 83-year-old man, was announced Wednesday morning. Four other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include a 92-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, reported at least seven coronavirus cases, including four deaths, health officers said.

Health department officials said a total of 24 residents and two non-residents in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about six people remain in the hospital, a decrease by four from last week’s hospital numbers.

For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 61 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 359 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 30,533 Friday evening. Health officials announced 34 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,046.

11 a.m. update April 24, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced one new positive coronavirus case among county residents Friday morning. This raises the total number of positive cases in Indian River County to 89, while the death count remained at five.

The new Indian River County case is A 77-year-old man with unknown travel history

The county’s fifth COVID-19 related death, an 83-year-old man, was announced Wednesday morning. Four other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include a 92-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as reporting coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 24 residents and two non-residents in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.

For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 59 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 526 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 30,174 Friday morning. Health officials announced 25 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,012.

6 p.m. update April 23, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced two new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Thursday evening. This raises the total number of positive cases in Indian River County to 88, while the death count remained at five.

The two new Indian River County cases are a 65-year-old man with unknown travel history and a 96-year-old man who traveled to Connecticut, but who had unknown contact with an infected person

The county’s fifth COVID-19 related death, an 83-year-old man, was announced Wednesday morning. Four other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include a 92-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as reporting coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 24 residents and two non-residents in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 58 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 816 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 29,648 Thursday evening. Health officials announced 27 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 987.

11 a.m. update April 23, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced one new positive coronavirus case among county residents Thursday morning. This raises the total number of positive cases in Indian River County to 86, while the death count remained at five.

The new Indian River County case is an 81-year-old man with unknown travel history and unknown contact with an infected person

The county’s fifth COVID-19 related death, an 83-year-old man, was announced Wednesday morning. Four other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include a 92-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as reporting coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 24 residents and one non-resident in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 57 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 256 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 28,832 Thursday morning. Health officials announced 33 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 960.

6 p.m. update April 22, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Wednesday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total number of positive Indian River County cases remained at 85, while the death count remained at five.

The county’s fifth COVID-19 related death, an 83-year-old man, was announced Wednesday morning. Four other county COVID-19 deaths previously reported include a 92-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as reporting coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 23 residents and one non-resident in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 57 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 267 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 28,576 Wednesday evening. Health officials announced 34 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 927.

11 a.m. update April 22, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced one new death, and no new positive cases, among county residents Wednesday morning. This brings the total death count in Indian River County to five, while the number of positive cases remained at 85.

The county’s fifth COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person, health officials said. The man’s case was reported April 11.

Four other county COVID-19 deaths previously reported include a 92-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as reporting coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 23 residents and one non-resident in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 57 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 440 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 28,309 Wednesday morning. Health officials announced 26 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 893.

6 p.m. update April 21, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Tuesday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total case count for Indian River County remained at 85, and the death count remained at four.

The county’s fourth COVID-19 related death, a 92-year-old man, was announced Monday morning. Three other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as reporting coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 23 residents and one non-resident in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 57 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 374 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 27,869 Tuesday evening. Health officials announced 28 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 867.

11 a.m. update April 21, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Tuesday morning, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total case count for Indian River County remained at 85, and the death count remained at four.

The county’s fourth COVID-19 related death, a 92-year-old man, was announced Monday morning. Three other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as reporting coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 23 residents and one non-resident in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 58 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 437 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 27,495 Tuesday morning. Health officials announced 16 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 839.

6 p.m. update April 20, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Monday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total case count for Indian River County remained at 85, and the death count remained at four.

The county’s fourth COVID-19 related death, a 92-year-old man, was announced Monday morning. Three other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as reporting coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 23 residents and one non-resident in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 57 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 398 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 27,058 Monday evening. Health officials announced 34 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 823.

11 a.m. update April 20, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced one new positive coronavirus case, along with one new death, among county residents Monday morning. This raises the total case count for Indian River County to 85, and the death count to four.

The new positive Indian River County case is a 72-year-old woman with unknown travel history, health department officials said. The new death is a 92-year-old man with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person.

Three other county COVID-19 related deaths previously reported include an 88-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

Health department officials are now releasing the names of long-term care facilities that have or previously had COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as reporting coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 23 residents and one non-resident in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.

For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 57 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 346 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 26,660 Monday morning. Health officials announced 15 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 789.

6 p.m. update April 19, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Sunday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total case count for Indian River County remained at 84, and the death count remained at three.

Health department officials are now releasing the names of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as having coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 23 residents and one non-resident in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.
For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 57 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 318 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 26,314 Sunday evening. Health officials announced 10 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 774.

11 a.m. update April 19, 2020

Florida Department of Health announced one new positive coronavirus case among county residents, along with one new death, Sunday morning. This brings the total case count for Indian River County to 84, and the death count to three.

The new Indian River County case is a 76-year-old woman with unknown travel history who had known contact with an infected person, health officials said. The third death is a 90-year-old man with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person.

Health officials said the man tested positive for the virus April 11. Two other people in the county have also died from COVID-19 complications.

Health department officials are now releasing the names of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases. One facility in Indian River County, HarborChase of Vero Beach, was listed as having coronavirus cases, though it was unclear how many.

Health department officials said a total of 22 residents and one non-resident in the county had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.

For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 57 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Statewide, there were 504 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 25,996 Sunday morning. Health officials announced 16 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 764.

 

6 p.m. update April 18, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Saturday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total case count for Indian River County remained at 83.

For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 56 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Health department officials said a total of 22 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital. No new deaths were reported in Indian River County, where two people have died so far from COVID-19 related causes.

Statewide, there were 223 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 25,492 Saturday evening. Health officials announced eight additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 748.

11 a.m. update April 18, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Saturday morning, Florida Department of Health officials said.

The health department dashboard showed a total of 83 cases for Indian River County, which is a decrease from the 85 count Friday morning. Florida Department of Health spokesperson Stacy Brock clarified that some cases previously counted were duplicated, but could not give further details.

For those who tested positive in Indian River County, 56 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Health department officials said a total of 22 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.
The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.
No new deaths were reported in Indian River County, where two people have died so far from COVID-19 related causes.

Statewide, there were 516 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 25,269 Saturday morning. Health officials announced 14 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 740.

6 p.m. update April 17, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Friday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said.

The health department dashboard showed a total of 83 cases for Indian River County, which is a decrease from the 85 count Friday morning. Florida Department of Health spokesperson Stacy Brock clarified that some cases previously counted were duplicated.

For those who tested positive Indian River County, 57 are white, four are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were  listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Health department officials said a total of 22 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.
The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Authorities said only about 10 people remain in the hospital.
No new deaths were reported in Indian River County, where two people have died so far from COVID-19 related causes.

Statewide, there were 634 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 24,753 Friday evening. Health officials announced 40 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 726.

11 a.m. update April 17, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced two new positive coronavirus cases in Indian River County Friday morning, bringing the total number of positive cases in the county to 85. The two new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 30-year-old woman with no known travel and no known contact with an infected person
  • A 91-year-old man with unknown travel

Health department officials said a total of 22 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.

The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital. Authorities said only about a dozen of those remain in the hospital.

No new deaths were reported in Indian River County, where two people have died so far from COVID-19 related causes.

Statewide, there were 779 new cases, raising the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 24,119 Friday morning. Health officials announced 18 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 686.

6 p.m. update April 16, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced one new death and two new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Thursday evening. This brings the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the county to two, and the number of positive cases to 83.

In the 6 p.m. update, health officials announced that a 91-year-old man died of complications from COVID-19. The man, whose case was reported Thursday evening, had no travel history, but had known contact with an infected person.

The second death in Indian River County comes nearly a week after officials announced the first county coronavirus-related death, an 88-year-old woman, on April 10.

The other new positive Indian River County case for Thursday evening is:

  • A 56-year-old woman with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person

On Wednesday evening, 1,135 Indian River County residents had received test results, with 7 percent of those testing positive. Out of those who tested positive, 56 are white, five are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Health department officials said a total of 22 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.

The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

On April 10, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home; it was unclear how many people have recovered from the virus.

Statewide, there were 443 new cases, bringing the total amount of positive cases in Florida to 23,340. Health officials also announced 35 more deaths Thursday evening, bringing the statewide death toll to 668.

11 a.m. update April 16, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced three new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Thursday morning, bringing the total to 81. The new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 75-year-old woman with unknown travel history
  • A 92-year-old man with unknown travel history
  • A 24-year-old man with unknown travel history

On Wednesday evening, 1,135 Indian River County residents had received test results, with 7 percent of those testing positive. Out of those who tested positive, 55 are white, four are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Health department officials said a total of 20 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.

The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

On April 10, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home; it was unclear how many people have recovered from the virus.

The first COVID-19 death in the county, an 88-year-old woman, was reported April 10.

Statewide, there were 378 new cases, bringing the total amount of positive cases in Florida to 22,897. Health officials also announced 19 more deaths Thursday morning, bringing the statewide death toll to 633.

6 p.m. update April 15, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced one new positive coronavirus case among county residents Wednesday evening, bringing the total to 78. The new case is:

  • An 87-year-old man with unknown travel history and unknown contact with an infected person

As of Wednesday evening, 1,135 Indian River County residents have received test results, with 7 percent of those testing positive. Out of those who tested positive, 52 are white, four are black, four are Hispanic, 13 were listed as “other” and the remaining were listed as “unknown/no data” regarding race or ethnicity.

Health department officials said a total of 20 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.

The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

On April 10, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home; it was unclear how many people have recovered from the virus.

The first COVID-19 death in the county, an 88-year-old woman, was reported April 10.

Statewide, there were 438 new cases, bringing the total amount of positive cases in Florida to 22,519. Health officials also announced 23 more deaths Wednesday evening, bringing the statewide death toll to 614.

11 a.m. update April 15, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Wednesday morning, Florida Department of Health officials said, continuing the encouraging run that began with no cases reported either morning or evening Tuesday.

The total number of cases for Indian River County remained at 77 with one death.

Health department officials said a total of 20 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.

The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

On April 10, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home; it was unclear how many people have recovered from the virus.

The first COVID-19 death in the county, an 88-year-old woman, was reported April 10.

Statewide, there were 453 new cases, bringing the total amount of positive cases in Florida to 22,081. Health officials also announced 20 more deaths Wednesday morning, bringing the statewide death toll to 591.

6 p.m. update April 14, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Tuesday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total for Indian River County residents remained at 77.

Health department officials said a total of 20 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.

The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

On April 10, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home; it was unclear how many people have recovered from the virus.

The first COVID-19 death in the county, an 88-year-old woman, was reported April 10.

Statewide, there were 261 new cases, bringing the total amount of positive cases in Florida to 21,628. Health officials also announced 47 more deaths Tuesday evening, bringing the statewide death toll to 571.

11 a.m. update April 14, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Tuesday morning, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total for Indian River County residents remained at 77.

Health department officials said a total of 20 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.

The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

On April 10, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home; it was unclear how many people have recovered from the virus.

The first COVID-19 death in the county, an 88-year-old woman, was reported April 10.

Statewide, there were 348 new cases, bringing the total amount of positive cases in Florida to 21,367. Health officials also announced 25 more deaths Tuesday morning, bringing the statewide death toll to 524.

6 p.m. update April 13, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced two new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Monday evening, bringing the total to 77. The new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 63-year-old woman with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person
  • A 49-year-old man with unknown travel history

Health department officials said a total of 20 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.
The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

On April 10, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home; it was unclear how many people have recovered from the virus.

The first COVID-19 death in the county, an 88-year-old woman, was reported April 10. By Monday evening, 1,094 Indian River County residents had their test results returned; the county has a 7 percent positive test rate, health officials said.

Statewide, there were 418 new cases, bringing the total amount of positive cases in Florida to 21,019. Health officials also announced 29 more deaths Monday evening, bringing the statewide death toll to 499.

11 a.m. update April 13, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced one new positive coronavirus case among county residents Monday morning, bringing the total to 75. The new Indian River County case is:

  • A 67-year-old woman with unknown travel history

Health department officials said a total of 20 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill from the virus.

The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

On April 10, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home; it was unclear how many people have recovered from the virus.

The first COVID-19 death in the county, an 88-year-old woman, was reported April 10.

Statewide, there were 706 new cases, bringing the total amount of positive cases in Florida to 20,601. Health officials also announced nine more deaths Monday morning, bringing the statewide death toll to 470.

6 p.m. update April 12, 2020

There were no new positive coronavirus cases in Indian River County Sunday evening, but one more person has been hospitalized, bringing the cumulative total to 21, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The total number of cases remains at 74, including 66 residents and eight non-residents. Health department officials said a total of 20 residents and one non-resident had been hospitalized after falling ill.

The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

On April 10, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home; it was unclear how many people have recovered from the virus.

The first COVID-19 death in the county, an 88-year-old woman, was reported April 10.

Statewide, there were 548 new cases and nine additional deaths as of Sunday evening, for a total of 19,895 positive cases and 461 deaths. The number of those hospitalized in Florida increased to 2,672.

11 a.m. update April 12, 2020

Florida Department of Health announced two new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Sunday morning, bringing the total to 74. The two new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 90-year-old man with unknown travel history and unknown contact with an infected person
  • A 93-year-old man with no travel history who had known contact with an infected person.

The first Indian River County coronavirus-related death, an 88-year-old woman, was announced April 10.

Health officials report 20 hospitalizations. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

On April 10, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home.

It was unclear how many people in the county have recovered from the virus.

Florida added 361 cases statewide for a total of 19,347 positive cases. On Sunday morning, the health department announced six more deaths, raising the state death toll to 452.

6 p.m. update April 11, 2020

Florida Department of Health announced two new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Saturday evening, bringing the total to 72. The two new Indian River County cases are:

  • An 81-year-old man with no travel history and no known contact with an infected person
  • An 83-year-old man with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person

The first Indian River County coronavirus-related death, an 88-year-old woman, was announced Friday.

Health officials report 20 hospitalizations. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Friday, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home.

It was unclear how many people in the county have recovered from the virus.

Indian River County’s positive test rate is 7 percent, with 965 people having test results returned as of Saturday evening.

Florida added 492 cases statewide for a total of 18,986 positive cases. On Saturday evening, the health department announced eight more deaths, raising the state death toll to 446.

11 a.m. update April 11, 2020

The Florida Department of Health dashboard showed 70 positive coronavirus cases among Indian River County residents Saturday morning.

The first county coronavirus-related death, an 88-year-old woman, was announced Friday.

Health officials report 18 hospitalizations. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Friday, Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus. All other cases were self-isolating at home.

It was unclear how many people in the county have recovered from the virus.

Florida added 526 cases statewide for a total of 18,494 positive cases. On Saturday morning, the health department announced 19 more deaths, raising the state death toll to 438.

6 p.m. update April 10, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced three more positive coronavirus cases among county residents.

The three new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 34-year-old man with no travel history and no known contact with an infected person
  • A 23-year-old woman with unknown travel history
  • A 73-year-old woman with unknown travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person

The health department dashboard showed 70 cases Friday evening, even though three new cases were announced. The department’s spokesperson Stacy Brock said there might have been a correction in the case-by-case list.

An 88-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus has died in Indian River County, as announced Friday morning.

Health officials report 18 hospitalizations. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus as of Friday morning. All other cases were self-isolating at home.

It was unclear how many people in the county have recovered from the virus.

Florida added 437 cases statewide for a total of 17,968 positive cases. On Friday evening, the health department announced 29 more deaths, raising the state death toll to 419.

11 a.m. update April 10, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials early Friday announced the first death in Indian River County from COVID-19, an 88-year-old woman with no travel history. The woman tested positive on April 2 and was hospitalized, health officials said.

The woman did not have known contact with an infected person, health officials said.

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the county Friday morning. The number of positive Indian River County cases remained at 68, and the number of hospitalizations remained at 18.

Health officials noted both numbers are cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being tracked or the current number of people in the hospital.

Tad Stone, director of emergency services, said at least 10 people were still hospitalized from the virus as of Friday morning. All other cases were self-isolating at home.

It was unclear how many people in the county have recovered from the virus.

Florida added 705 cases statewide for a total of 17,531 positive cases. On Friday morning, the health department announced 19 more deaths, raising the state death toll to 390.

6 p.m. update April 9, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in Indian River County remained at 68 Thursday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said. No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

Health officials report 18 hospitalizations in Indian River County from the virus. The health department clarified that the hospitalization number represents patients who have been hospitalized at any time from the illness.

The number is cumulative, not the current number of people hospitalized, health department officials said. Details on those who have been released from the hospital were not immediately available.

Florida added 462 cases statewide for a total of 16,826 positive cases. On Thursday evening, the health department announced 17 more deaths, raising the state death toll to 371.

11 a.m. update April 9, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced three new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Thursday morning, bringing the total to 68. No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

The three new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 60-year-old man who did not travel, but had known contact with an infected person
  • A 40-year-old woman with unknown travel history
  • A 94-year-old woman with unknown travel history

Health officials report 18 hospitalizations in Indian River County from the virus. The health department clarified that the hospitalization number represents patients who have been hospitalized at any time from the illness.

The number is cumulative, not the current number of people hospitalized, health department officials said. Details on those who have been released from the hospital were not immediately available.

Florida added 666 cases statewide for a total of 16,364 positive cases. On Thursday morning, the health department announced 31 more deaths, raising the state death toll to 354.

6 p.m. update April 8, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced two new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Wednesday evening, bringing the total to 65. No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

The two new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 66-year-old woman who traveled to New York and had known contact with an infected person
  • A 67-year-old man who did not travel, but had known contact with an infected person

Health officials report 18 hospitalizations in Indian River County from the virus. The health department clarified that the hospitalization number represents patients who have been hospitalized at any time from the illness.

The number is cumulative, not the current number of people hospitalized, health department officials said. Details on those who have been released from the hospital were not immediately available.

Florida added 242 cases statewide for a total of 15,698 positive cases. On Wednesday evening, the health department announced 14 more deaths, raising the state death toll to 323.

11 a.m. update April 8, 2020

Florida Department of Health officials announced one new positive coronavirus case among county residents Wednesday morning, bringing the total to 63. No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

The new Indian River County case is:

  • A 64-year-old woman with unknown travel history

Health officials report 16 hospitalizations in Indian River County from the virus. The health department clarified on Tuesday that the hospitalization number represents patients who have been hospitalized at any time from the illness.

The number is cumulative, not the current number of people hospitalized, health department officials said. Details on those who have been released from the hospital were not immediately available.

Florida added 709 cases statewide for a total of 15,456 positive cases. On Wednesday morning, the health department announced 13 more deaths, raising the state death toll to 309.

6 p.m. update April 7, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Indian River County remained at 62 Tuesday evening, the Florida Department of Health reported. The county has reported one new hospitalization, so that number is 16 now.

The health department clarified on Tuesday that the hospitalization number is patients who have been hospitalized at any time during their illness. The number is cumulative, not the current number of people hospitalized.

Florida added 243 cases statewide for a total of 14,747 positive cases. As of Tuesday evening, 296 people have died in Florida from the COVID-19 disease.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

11 a.m. update April 7, 2020

The Florida Department of Health announced two new positive cases of coronavirus among county residents Tuesday morning, bringing the total to 62.

The two new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 68-year-old man with unknown travel history
  • A 70-year-old woman with unknown travel history (Health officials originally said the woman was 71. That information was not correct and has since been updated.)

In the Monday morning update, the health department database showed 61 positive cases in Indian River County. But, health department spokesperson Stacy Brock clarified that it was 60 positive cases Monday and that one case was duplicated.

“There was a duplication of one case. It has been corrected,” Brock said.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

Health officials said 15 people in the county remain hospitalized. The conditions of those hospitalized are unknown as those are not reported by public health officials in Florida as they are elsewhere.

In Indian River County, 765 people have been tested and had results returned as of Tuesday morning, with 8 percent testing positive.

Florida now has 14,504 positive cases and a death toll of 283 statewide. More than 58 percent of Florida’s cases are in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties.

6 p.m. update April 6, 2020

There were no new positive Indian River County coronavirus cases announced in the Monday evening update, Florida Department of Health officials said. Health officials said 15 people in the county are now hospitalized from coronavirus.

The Florida Department of Health database showed 61 positive cases in Indian River County in the Monday morning update, spokesperson Stacy Brock said. But, the evening update showed 60 people who tested positive.

It was unclear if one person who previously tested positive was removed from the list.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. For the county cases, 45 were within the city of Vero Beach and four were in Sebastian.

It was not immediately clear which cities the remaining cases were in.

Florida added 305 cases statewide in the Monday evening update, bringing the total number of positive cases to 13,629, health officials said. Authorities said 18 more people died, bringing the statewide death toll to 254.

11 a.m. update April 6, 2020

The Florida Department of Health announced six new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Monday morning, bringing the total to 61. Health officials said 14 people in the county are now hospitalized from coronavirus.

The six new cases are:

  • An 82-year-old woman with unknown travel history
  • A 73-year-old man with unknown travel history
  • A 20-year-old woman with unknown travel history
  • A 42-year-old man with no travel history
  • A 79-year-old man with unknown travel history
  • A 66-year-old man with travel history to New York

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. For the county cases, 45 were within the city of Vero Beach and four were in Sebastian.

It was not immediately clear which cities the remaining cases were in.

Florida added 974 cases statewide at the Monday morning update, with a total of 13,324 positive cases. Health officials said 15 more people have died in Florida as of 11 a.m., for a cumulative death toll of 236.

6 p.m. update April 5, 2020

The Florida Department of Health announced three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Indian River County at the 6 p.m. Sunday update, bringing the local total to 55 people. Health officials also noted 13 people in the county are now hospitalized from coronavirus.

The three new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 94-year-old woman with no travel history and no known contact with an infected person
  • A 56-year-old man who traveled to Massachusetts and throughout Florida. The man had no known contact with an infected person.
  • A 55-year-old woman with no travel history

No coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Indian River County, health department officials said.

As of 6 p.m., 621 people in Indian River County have been tested and had results returned. The positive test rate is 9 percent, slightly lower than the statewide average of 11 percent positive.

Florida added 199 cases statewide at the Sunday evening update, with a total of 12,350 positive cases. Health officials said three more people have died in Florida as of 6 p.m., for a cumulative death toll of 221.

11 a.m. update April 5, 2020

The Florida Department of Health announced two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Indian River County at the 11 a.m. Sunday update, bringing the local total to 52 people.

The two new county cases are:

  • A 65-year-old man with unknown travel history
  • A 47-year-old man with unknown travel history

Ten COVID-19 patients remain hospitalized in Indian River County. No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

Florida added 606 cases statewide at the Sunday morning update, with a total of 12,151 positive cases.

More than 57 percent of all Florida cases are in the South Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe.

Health officials said 23 more people have died in Florida as of 11 a.m., for a cumulative death toll of 218.

6 p.m. update April 4, 2020

The Florida Department of Health announced one new positive case of COVID-19 in Indian River County at the 6 p.m. Saturday update, bringing the local total to 50 people.

The new county case is:

  • A 78-year-old man with unknown travel history.

Ten COVID-19 patients are now hospitalized in Indian River County; that number is up by two from Saturday morning. So, 20 percent of the county’s cases are now hospitalized.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

Florida added 434 cases statewide at the Saturday evening update, with a total of 11,545 positive cases.

More than 57 percent of all Florida cases are in the South Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe.

Four more people have died in Florida as of 6 p.m., for a cumulative death toll of 195.

 

11 a.m. update April 4, 2020

The Florida Department of Health announced two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Indian River County at the 11 a.m. Saturday update, bringing the local total to 49 people.

The two new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 40-year-old woman with unknown travel history
  • A 62-year-old woman with unknown travel history.

Eight COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Indian River County, health officials said. No deaths have been reported in the county.

Florida added 843 cases statewide at the Saturday morning update, with a total of 11,111 positive cases.

More than 58 percent of all statewide cases are in the South Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe.

Twenty-one more people have died in Florida, for a cumulative death toll of 191.

6 p.m. update April 3, 2020

The Florida Department of Health on Friday evening released updated data showing three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Indian River County, bringing the county total for the day to 6 and the overall total to 47.

The three new county cases are:

  • A 78-year-old man with unknown travel history
  • A 29-year-old man who traveled to New York and had contact with a person who tested positive
  • A 81-year-old man with unknown travel history

The people who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 8 to 88. All are residents, except six, health department officials said.

Seven people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Indian River County. No deaths have been reported in the county.

Florida added 683 cases statewide at the Friday evening update, surpassing the 10,000 figure with a total of 10,268 positive cases.

Seven more people have died in Florida, for a cumulative death toll of 170.

11 a.m. update April 3, 2020

The Florida Department of Health on Friday morning released updated data showing three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Indian River County, bringing the county total to 44.

The three new county cases are:

  • An 88-year-old woman with unknown travel history
  • A 68-year-old man with unknown travel history
  • A 62-year-old woman with unknown travel history

Six people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Indian River County.

Statewide, Florida added 577 new cases, for a total of 9,585 cases. As of the Friday morning report, 163 people have died in Florida from complications of COVID-19. That’s 19 new deaths in this report.

The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard can be found here www.floridahealthcovid19.gov.

6 p.m. update April 2, 2020

In the 6 p.m. Thursday update, the Florida Department of Health announced three new positive cases of COVID-19 among county residents, bringing the total number of cases to 6 for the day and raising the total number of cases to 41. The health department also noted that six people in the county are now hospitalized from the infection.

The three new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 60-year-old male with unknown travel history.
  • A 21-year-old female with unknown travel history.
  • A 47-year-old male with no travel history.

Florida added 998 positive cases and 16 deaths in the Thursday evening report. In Florida, 9,008 now people have tested positive and 144 people have died.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

11 a.m. update April 2, 2020

The Florida Department of Health announced Thursday morning that three more Indian River County residents had tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases in the county to 38.

The new cases are:

  • A 64-year-old man with unknown travel history
  • A 65-year-old man with unknown travel history
  • A 57-year-old man with unknown travel history

Authorities said all Indian River County cases involve residents, except six. Health officials said five people in the county are hospitalized from the illness.

A total of 394 people have been tested so far in Indian River County, so the rate of positive tests is just less than 10 percent.

Of the 87 people statewide who have tested positive while in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, none were from Indian River County.

Florida added 237 cases overnight for a total of 8,010 positive cases. The 11 a.m. report announced that 27 more people had died of COVID-19 complications, for a total of 128 deaths statewide.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

6 p.m. update April 1, 2020

In the 6 p.m. Wednesday update, the Florida Department of Health announced two new positive cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total number of cases to 35. The health department also noted that six people in the county are now hospitalized from the infection.

The two new Indian River County cases are:

  • A 46-year-old man with no travel history and no known contact with a person who tested positive
  • A 48-year-old woman with unknown travel history

The people who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 8 to 84, health officials said. All are residents, except five.

In the evening update, the health department announced 818 new cases statewide, bringing the total number of cases to 7,773. Health officials also announced 14 more deaths, raising the death toll to 101.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

11 a.m. update April 1, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in the county remained at 33 Wednesday morning, Florida Department of Health officials said. Health officials said four county residents remain hospitalized from coronavirus.

Florida added 214 cases at the 11 a.m. update, increasing the total known infected to 6,955. The health department also announced two additional people had died, bringing the statewide death toll to 87.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. All those who tested positive in the county are residents, except five.

More than 60,000 people have been tested so far in Florida, making the positive testing rate just above 10 percent statewide.

Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, the four areas placed under a “Safer at Home” order Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis, account for more than 56 percent of Florida’s cases of COVID-19.

6 p.m. update March 31, 2020

The Florida Department of Health announced three new positive cases of COVID-19 among Indian River County residents Tuesday evening, bringing the total for the county to 33. Health officials noted four county residents are now hospitalized from coronavirus.

The three new cases are:

  • A 73-year-old man with unknown travel history.
  • A 66-year-old woman with no travel history.
  • A 48-year-old woman with unknown travel history.

Also, the travel history for a previously-released case of a 61-year-old man was released to say he had traveled to Idaho.

Travel history and known exposure to another positive case is information that is typically not available the first time the person is listed, but updated after the health department’s contract-tracing investigation is underway.

Florida added 403 cases at the 6 p.m. update, increasing the total known infected to 6,741. The health department also announced eight additional people had died, bringing the statewide death toll to 85.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

More than 60,000 people have been tested so far in Florida, making the positive testing rate just above 10 percent statewide.

Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, the four areas placed under a “Safer at Home” order Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis, account for more than 56 percent of Florida’s cases of COVID-19.

11 a.m. update March 31, 2020

The Florida Department of Health announced five new positive cases of COVID-19 among Indian River County residents Tuesday morning, including the first child to test positive in the county. These new cases bring the total for the county to 30.

The new five cases are:

  • A 30-year-old woman with unknown travel history.
  • A 51-year-old woman with unknown travel history.
  • A 70-year-old man with unknown travel history.
  • A 21-year-old man with unknown travel history.
  • An 8-year-old boy with unknown travel history.

Travel history and known exposure to another positive case is information that is typically not available the first time the person is listed, but updated after the health department’s contract-tracing investigation is underway.

Florida added 634 cases at the 11 a.m. update, increasing the total known infected to 6,338. The health department also announced six additional people had died, bringing the statewide death toll to 77.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. But, three people remain hospitalized because of the virus.

More than 60,000 people have been tested so far in Florida, making the positive testing rate just above 10 percent statewide.

Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, the four areas placed under a “Safer at Home” order Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis, account for more than 56 percent of Florida’s cases of COVID-19.

Fifty-three of Florida’s 67 counties now have at least one positive case, but 15 counties still have between one and 10 cases. The next update was expected from the Florida Department of Health at or around 6 p.m.

6 p.m. update March 30, 2020

One more Indian River County resident tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 25, as of the 6 p.m. Monday report. A 50-year-old man with no travel history tested positive for the infection, Florida Department of Health officials said.

The man did not have known contact with another person who has coronavirus, health officials said. Officials said there are now three people hospitalized in Indian River County because of the virus.

In the 6 p.m. Monday update, Florida had a total of 5,704 cases of COVID-19. The Florida Department of Health announced eight new deaths, raising the total number of people who have died from the virus in the state to 71.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84. All those who tested positive are residents, except two.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health.

11 a.m. update March 30, 2020

Clarification: Monday afternoon, Gov. Ron DeSantis corrected himself. He meant to say the four-county South Florida “Safer at Home” order would stay in effect until April 15, not until mid-May as he stated Monday morning. The order was for Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Four more Indian River County residents tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 24, as of the 11 a.m. Monday report. All four individuals are men, ages 62, 48, 33 and 65 years old, health department officials said.

Travel history was unknown by the Florida Department of Health update, as those details are typically added to the database within a day or two after people show up on the positive case list.

At the 11 a.m. update, Florida added 523 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 5,473. Monday, the Florida Department of Health announced three more people had died, raising the death toll in the state to 63.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. The health department said two people in the county remain hospitalized.

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84. All those who tested positive are residents, except two.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health.

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a “Safer at Home” executive order until April 15 for the four south Florida counties of Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, which account for 59 percent of Florida’s COVID-19 cases.

Fifteen of Florida’s 67 counties still have zero positive cases. Fourteen other counties have between one and 10 cases, so a total of 29 counties have fewer than 10 cases per county of COVID-19 as of Monday morning.

Nine counties have between 11 and 25 cases. Eleven counties have between 26 and 50 cases. So a total of 49 of Florida’s 67 counties, or 73 percent of counties, are reporting fewer than 50 positive cases at this time.

6 p.m. update March 29, 2020

Three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Indian River County were announced by the Florida Department of Health at the 6 p.m. update Sunday, for a total of 20 confirmed cases.

Added to the one new case reported Sunday morning, the four new cases in a single day were the most since coronavirus was first confirmed in Indian River County less than two weeks ago.

Health officials also said that two COVID-19 patients in the county were now hospitalized — the first time that more than one person with coronavirus has been hospitalized here.  No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

Health officials said the Sunday night cases consisted of a 67-year-old man with the infection who had an unknown travel history and unknown contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus. It also included a 40-year-old man with no travel history and no known contact with an infected person.  The third Sunday night case was that of a 79-year-old man – a non-Florida resident – with an unknown travel history (at this time) and unknown contact with an infected person.

Florida added 194 new confirmed cases statewide Sunday night for a total of 4,950 cases. A total of 60 people have died in Florida from complications of COVID-19.

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84. All those who tested positive are residents, except two.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health.

11 a.m. update March 29, 2020

The 17th case of COVID-19 in Indian River County, announced Sunday morning, is a 70-year-old woman, Florida Department of Health officials said. The woman has an unknown travel history; it was unclear if she had contact with an infected person, officials said.

One Indian River County person who tested positive is hospitalized, with no details about which case, the health department’s dashboard shows. The other 16 people with the infection were instructed to self-isolate at home.

In the 11 a.m. update, Florida had 208 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,246 statewide. So far, 56 deaths have been reported in the state.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84. All those who tested positive are residents, except one.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health.

6 p.m. update March 28, 2020

The Saturday evening update showed no new cases of coronavirus in the county, health department officials said.

The 16th case of COVID-19 in Indian River County, announced Saturday morning, is a 73-year-old man. The man recently traveled to New York and has not had any known contact with a person who tested positive.

The latest report from the Florida Department of Health shows that one Indian River County patient is hospitalized, while the other 15 should be in self-isolation at home. Friday, health officer Miranda Hawker said one person who was hospitalized was released and self-isolating at home.

It was unclear if the person hospitalized in Saturday’s report is the new case. 

In the 6 p.m. update, Florida had 275 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,038. As of Saturday evening, 56 people had died from the virus. 

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. 

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84. All those who tested positive are residents, except one.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health. A full 56 percent of all Florida cases are located within Broward and Miami-Dade counties and 18 Florida counties are still posting zero positive COVID-19 cases on the state website.

11 a.m. update March 28, 2020

The 16th case of COVID-19 in Indian River County, announced Saturday, is a 73-year-old man with unknown travel history and unknown contact with an infected person.

The latest report from the Florida Department of Health shows that one Indian River County patient is hospitalized, while the other 15 should be in self-isolation at home. Friday, health officer Miranda Hawker said one person who was hospitalized was released and self-isolating at home.

It was unclear if the person hospitalized in Saturday’s report is the new case. 

At the 11 a.m. update, Florida had 565 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a total of 3,763. As of Saturday morning, 54 people had died from the virus. 

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. 

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84. All those who tested positive are residents, except one.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health. A full 56 percent of all Florida cases are located within Broward and Miami-Dade counties and 18 Florida counties are still posting zero positive COVID-19 cases on the state website.

6 p.m. update March 27, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in the county grew to 15, Florida Department of Health officials reported Friday evening.

The latest case is a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Washington D.C., officials said. The man has had no known contact with another person who tested positive.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. But, St. Lucie County officials reported the virus-related death of a 59-year-old man, the county’s health department administrator Clint Sperber said.

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84. All those who tested positive are residents, except one.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health.

The state of Florida now has 3,198 cases of people who tested positive for coronavirus, including 3,054 residents, health officials said. There have been 46 deaths across the state from the virus, officials said Friday evening.

11 a.m. update March 27, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in the county remained at 14, Florida Department of Health officials reported Friday morning.

Thursday, a 69-year-old man was the latest person in Indian River County to test positive for COVID-19, health officials said. The man has an unknown travel history and had no known contact with a person who has tested positive.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County.

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84. All those who tested positive are residents, except one.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health.

The state of Florida now has 2,900 cases of people who tested positive for coronavirus, including 2,757 residents, health officials said. There have been 34 deaths across the state from the virus, officials said Friday morning.

6 p.m. update March 26, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in the county grew to 14, Florida Department of Health officials reported Thursday evening.

The latest person in Indian River County to test positive for COVID-19 is a 69-year-old man, health officials said. The man has an unknown travel history and had no known contact with a person who has tested positive.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. But, one person is hospitalized from the illness at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84. All those who tested positive are residents, except one.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health.

The state of Florida now has 2,484 cases of people who tested positive for coronavirus, including 2,359 residents, health officials said. There have been 29 deaths across the state from the virus, officials said Thursday evening.

The number of cases in the United States surpassed the number of cases in China on Thursday, and the amount of deaths in the U.S. passed the 1,000 mark. More than 55 percent of U.S. cases are either in the greater New York City tri-state area or related to travel to or from New York, according to Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

By order of Gov. Ron DeSantis this week, anyone arriving in Florida from New York, New Jersey or Connecticut in the past three weeks must self-isolate and report in with the Florida Department of Health, including the location where they will be quarantined and any Floridians they have come in close contact with since their arrival. Failure to comply is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Below is a link to the two executive orders #2020-80 and #2020-82 related to New York, New Jersey and Connecticul travelers.

2020 Executive Orders

11 a.m. update March 26, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in the county grew to 13, Florida Department of Health officials reported Thursday morning.

The latest person to test positive is an 81-year-old woman. Details on her travel history and whether she had contact with a person who has the illness were not immediately available.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. But, one person is hospitalized from the illness at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84. All those who tested positive are residents, except one.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health. A total of 158 people have had test results returned in Indian River County, including the 13 positive cases.

The state of Florida now has 2,355 cases of people who tested positive for coronavirus, including 2,235 residents, health officials said. There have been 28 deaths across the state from the virus, officials said Thursday morning.

6 p.m. update March 25, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in the county remained at 12, Florida Department of Health officials reported Wednesday evening.

No deaths have been reported in Indian River County. But, one person is hospitalized from the illness at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84.   All those who tested positive – including the latest people to be diagnosed with the virus – are residents, except one.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health.

The state of Florida now has 1,977 cases of people who tested positive for coronavirus, including 1,867 residents. There have been 23 deaths across the state from the virus as of Wednesday evening.

11 a.m. update March 25, 2020

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The number of coronavirus cases in the county remained at 12, Florida Department of Health officials reported Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, health officials announced two women, ages 68 and 61, tested positive for COVID-19. The 68-year-old’s case was not travel-related.

The 61-year-old recently traveled to Los Angeles, officials said. Both women did not have any known contact with anyone who has the illness.

While the local cases continue to climb, no deaths have been reported in Indian River County. But, one person is hospitalized from the illness at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.

Health officials said 10 people previously tested positive for coronavirus in the county. All those who tested positive – including the latest people to be diagnosed with the virus – are residents, except one.

The men and women who tested positive in Indian River County range in age from 25 to 84.

Anyone showing symptoms of the illness is being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Stacy Brock of the Florida Department of Health.

“We want everyone to stay at home so we can get through this,” Brock said. “Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.”

The state of Florida now has 1,682 cases of people who tested positive for coronavirus, including 1,583 residents. There have been 22 deaths across the state from the virus as of Wednesday morning.

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Comments:

Hockeymom March 24, 2020

Why are we sharing where they have visited? We’re not asking for names just dates and times of the places they have been. That’s not a privacy issue. Especially being a pandemic. This is so easily spread it’s imperative that we know where to go and not go. If they went to Walmart then Walmart employees need to be tested. Or Publix produce. Or a drs office. We need to know where we could have been exposed.

bebernauer March 25, 2020

Since the Sebastian Daily will not print the specific areas in the county that have confirmed cases maybe you will????