Coronavirus in IRC – July 7 – July 9, 2020

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11 a.m. update July 9, 2020

Indian River County added 53 new positive coronavirus cases Thursday, along with one new death, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the number of county cases to 1,045, while the death count increased to 18.

The new Indian River County death is:

  • A 75-year-old woman with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person. The woman’s case was reported June 22.

The 53 new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases. Officials also released the names of the facilities with COVID-19 deaths.

Health officials said eight out of the 18 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities.

Health officials said a total of 73 residents and three non-residents in the county had been hospitalized due to the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being traced or the current number of people in the hospital.

There were 25 people still hospitalized as of Tuesday, with five in the intensive care unit and three on ventilators, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases, 420 are white, 74 are black, 205 are Hispanic, 100 were listed as other and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 17,012 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 1,045 testing positive and 15,961 testing negative, officials said. Officials said 27 test results were pending.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County increased to 6.1 percent, health officials said.

Statewide, the number of cases increased by 8,935, bringing the total to 232,718. The number of deaths increased by 120, raising the statewide death toll in Florida residents to 4,009.

11 a.m. update July 8, 2020

Indian River County added 23 new positive coronavirus cases Wednesday, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the number of county cases to 992, while the death count remained at 17.

The 23 new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases. Officials also released the names of the facilities with COVID-19 deaths.

Health officials said eight out of the 17 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities.

Health officials said a total of 73 residents and three non-residents in the county had been hospitalized due to the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being traced or the current number of people in the hospital.

There were 25 people still hospitalized as of Tuesday, with five in the intensive care unit and three on ventilators, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases, 409 are white, 66 are black, 198 are Hispanic, 98 were listed as other and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 16,689 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 992 testing positive and 15,691 testing negative, officials said. Officials said 26 test results were pending.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County remained at 5.9 percent, health officials said.

Statewide, the number of cases increased by 9,989, bringing the total to 223,783. The number of deaths increased by 48, raising the statewide death toll in Florida residents to 3,889.

11 a.m. update July 7, 2020

Indian River County added 16 new positive coronavirus cases Tuesday, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the number of county cases to 969, while the death count remained at 17.

The 16 new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist.

Health department officials released the names of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases. Officials also released the names of the facilities with COVID-19 deaths.

Health officials said eight out of the 17 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities.

Health officials said a total of 66 residents and three non-residents in the county had been hospitalized due to the virus. The number of county cases and hospitalizations are both cumulative and do not represent the current number of positive cases being traced or the current number of people in the hospital.

There were 22 people still hospitalized as of Sunday, with four in the intensive care unit and three on ventilators, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases, 397 are white, 62 are black, 196 are Hispanic, 96 were listed as other and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 16,537 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 969 testing positive and 15,563 testing negative, officials said. Officials said 26 test results were pending.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County increased to 5.9 percent, health officials said.

Statewide, the number of cases increased by 7,347, bringing the total to 213,794. The number of deaths increased by 63, raising the statewide death toll in Florida residents to 3,841.

See previous daily virus coverage here.

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