Coronavirus coverage – late July 2020

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11 a.m. update, July 31, 2020

Indian River County added 37 new positive coronavirus cases Friday, along with four new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,204, while the death count increased to 45.

The four new Indian River County deaths are:

  • A 70-year-old woman with no travel history and unknown contact with an infected person. The woman’s case was counted July 2.
  • An 84-year-old woman with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person. The woman’s case was counted July 22.
  • An 84-year-old woman with unknown travel history. The woman’s case was counted July 26.
  • A 78-year-old man with unknown travel history. The man’s case was counted July 29.

The 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 21 out of the 45 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities.

Health officials said a total of 153 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.

As of Thursday, there were 24 people still hospitalized, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases, 918 are white, 211 are black, 389 are Hispanic, 239 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 24,764 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 2,204 testing positive and 22,550 testing negative. There were no test results pending.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County remained at 8.9 percent.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 470,386. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 6,966.

11 a.m. update, July 30, 2020

Indian River County added 49 new positive coronavirus cases Thursday, along with three new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,167, while the death count increased to 41.

The three new Indian River County deaths are:

  • A 93-year-old man with unknown travel history. The man’s case was counted July 21.
  • A 53-year-old man with no travel history and unknown contact with an infected person. The man’s case was counted July 28.
  • A 57-year-old woman with no travel history and unknown contact with an infected person. The woman’s case was counted July 29.

The 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 21 out of the 41 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities.

Health officials said a total of 148 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.

As of Thursday, there were 24 people still hospitalized, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases, 893 are white, 203 are black, 377 are Hispanic, 231 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 24,477 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 2,167 testing positive and 22,300 testing negative. There were no test results pending.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County increased to 8.9 percent.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 461,379. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 6,709.

11 a.m. update, July 29, 2020

Indian River County added 45 new positive coronavirus cases Wednesday, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,118, while the death count remained at 38.

The 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 20 out of the 38 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities.

Health officials said a total of 136 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.

As of Monday, there were 25 people still hospitalized, with six in the intensive care unit and four on ventilators, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases, 878 are white, 197 are black, 371 are Hispanic, 227 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 24,181 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 2,118 testing positive and 22,053 testing negative. There were no test results pending.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County increased to 8.8 percent.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 451,423. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 6,457.

11 a.m. update, July 28, 2020

Indian River County added 42 new positive coronavirus cases Tuesday, along with three new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,073, while the death count increased to 38.

The three new Indian River County deaths are:

  • An 88-year-old man with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person. The man’s case was counted June 28.
  • A 37-year-old woman with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person. The woman’s case was counted July 3.
  • A 73-year-old woman with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person. The woman’s case was counted July 10.

The 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 20 out of the 38 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities.

Health officials said a total of 134 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.

As of Monday, there were 25 people still hospitalized, with six in the intensive care unit and four on ventilators, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases, 842 are white, 186 are black, 356 are Hispanic, 223 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 24,004 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 2,073 testing positive and 21,921 testing negative. There were no test results pending.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County remained at 8.6 percent.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 441,977. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 6,240.

11 a.m. update, July 27, 2020

Indian River County added 57 new positive coronavirus cases Monday, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,031, while the death count remained at 35.

The 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 19 out of the 35 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities.

Health officials said a total of 132 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.

As of Monday, there were 25 people still hospitalized, with six in the intensive care unit and four on ventilators, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases, 823 are white, 184 are black, 345 are Hispanic, 216 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 23,658 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 2,031 testing positive and 21,618 testing negative. There were no test results pending.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County increased to 8.6 percent.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 432,747. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 6,049.

11 a.m. update, July 26, 2020

Indian River County added 33 new positive coronavirus cases Sunday, along with two new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total number of county cases to 1,974, while the death count increased to 35.

The two new Indian River County deaths are:

  • A 54-year-old woman with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person. The woman’s case was counted June 22.
  • A 91-year-old man with no travel history. The man’s case was counted July 21.

The 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 19 out of the 35 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities.

Health officials said a total of 129 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.

As of Friday, there were 24 people still hospitalized, with seven in the intensive care unit and six on ventilators, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases, 793 are white, 176 are black, 334 are Hispanic, 200 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 23,318 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 1,974 testing positive and 21,335 testing negative. There were no test results pending.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County increased to 8.5 percent.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 423,855. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 5,972.

11 a.m. update, July 25, 2020

Indian River County added 104 new positive coronavirus cases Saturday, along with two new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total number of county cases to 1,941, while the death count increased to 33.

The two new Indian River County deaths are:

  • An 88-year-old man with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person. The man’s case was counted July 18.
  • A 60-year-old woman with unknown travel history. The woman’s case was counted July 23.

The 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 18 out of the 33 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities.

Health officials said a total of 125 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.

As of Friday, there were 24 people still hospitalized, with seven in the intensive care unit and six on ventilators, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases, 776 are white, 174 are black, 322 are Hispanic, 191 were listed as “other” and the remaining cases were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 23,019 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 1,941 testing positive and 21,069 testing negative. There were no test results pending.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County increased to 8.4 percent.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 414,511. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 5,894.

See previous daily Indian River County virus coverage here.

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