Coronavirus coverage Aug. 13 – Aug. 19

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11 a.m. update, Aug. 19, 2020

Indian River County added 11 new positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,679, including residents and non-residents, while the death count remained at 67.

There were no new deaths reported Wednesday. The Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist.

Health officials said 34 out of the 67 deaths in Indian River County were at long term care facilities.

The long term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. Health department officials also released the names of facilities with COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 225 hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

As of Tuesday, there were 14 people still hospitalized from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 1,226 were white, 320 were black, 306 were listed as other and 812 were listed as unknown, officials said.

There have been 28,734 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 2,664 residents testing positive and 26,057 testing negative, health officials said. There were 48 test results pending and 13 were determined inconclusive.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 584,047. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 10,067.

11 a.m. update, Aug. 18, 2020

Indian River County added seven new positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to the Florida Department of Health county report. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,668, including residents and non-residents, while the death count remained at 67.

There were no new deaths reported Tuesday. The Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist.

Health officials said 33 out of the 67 deaths in Indian River County were at long term care facilities.

The long term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. Health department officials also released the names of facilities with COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 218 hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

As of Tuesday, there were 14 people still hospitalized from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 1,203 were white, 319 were black, 308 were listed as other and 823 were listed as unknown, officials said.

There have been 28,590 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 2,653 residents testing positive and 25,925 testing negative, health officials said. There were 50 test results pending and 12 were determined inconclusive.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County was at 9.31 percent, health officials said.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 579,932. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 9,893.

11 a.m. update, Aug. 17, 2020

Indian River County added nine new positive COVID-19 cases Monday, according to the Florida Department of Health county report. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,661, including residents and non-residents, while the death count remained at 67.

There were no new deaths reported Monday. The Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist.

Health officials said 33 out of the 67 deaths in Indian River County were at long term care facilities.

The long term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. Health department officials also released the names of facilities with COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 218 hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

As of Monday, there were 18 people still hospitalized from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 1,193 were white, 316 were black, 309 were listed as other and 828 were listed as unknown, officials said.

There have been 28,486 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 2,646 residents testing positive and 25,828 testing negative, health officials said. There were 50 test results pending and 12 were determined inconclusive.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 576,094. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 9,674.

11 a.m. update, Aug. 16, 2020

Indian River County added 12 new positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, along with two new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health county report. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,652, including residents and non-residents, while the death count increased to 67.

There have been 219 hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

As of Friday, there were 20 people still hospitalized from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 573,416. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 9,587.

11 a.m. update, Aug. 15, 2020

Indian River County added 32 new positive COVID-19 cases Saturday, along with three new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health county report. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,640, including residents and non-residents, while the death count increased to 65.

There have been 214 hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

As of Friday, there were 20 people still hospitalized from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 569,673. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 9,480.

11 a.m. update, Aug. 14, 2020

Indian River County added 34 new positive COVID-19 cases Friday, along with four new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health county report. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,618, including residents and non residents, while the death count increased to 62.

The four new Indian River County deaths are:

  • An 85-year-old woman with no travel history and unknown contact with an infected person. The woman’s case was counted July 16.
  • A 71-year-old man with no travel history and unknown contact with an infected person. The man’s case was counted July 22.
  • A 95-year-old man with no travel history and unknown contact with an infected person. The man’s case was counted July 24.
  • A 79-year-old man with no travel history, but who had known contact with an infected person. The man’s case was counted July 29.

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

Health officials said 32 out of the 62 deaths in Indian River County were at long term care facilities.

The list of long term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. Health department officials also released the names of facilities with COVID-19 deaths

There have been 210 hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

As of Friday, there were 20 people still hospitalized from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said. 

For the Indian River County cases, 1,139 were white, 303 were black, 310 were listed as “other” and 851 were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 27,873 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 2,603 residents testing positive and 25,257 testing negative, health officials said. There were 52 tests pending and 13 were determined inconclusive.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 563,285. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 9,276.

11 a.m. update, Aug. 13, 2020

Indian River County added 10 new positive COVID-19 cases Thursday, along with one new death, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard. This raises the total number of county cases to 2,584, while the death count increased to 58.

The new Indian River County death is:

  • A 73-year-old woman with unknown travel history and unknown contact with an infected person. The woman’s case was counted July 25.

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

Health officials said 28 out of the 58 deaths in Indian River County were at long term care facilities.

The list of long term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. Health department officials also released the names of facilities with COVID-19 deaths

There have been 204 hospitalizations among residents and three among non-residents from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

As of Thursday, there were 24 people still hospitalized from COVID-19 in Indian River County, health officials said. 

For the Indian River County cases, 1,115 were white, 294 were black, 303 were listed as “other” and 857 were listed as “unknown” regarding race or ethnicity.

There have been 27,666 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 2,584 testing positive and 25,069 testing negative, officials said. Health officials said 54 tests were pending and 13 were determined inconclusive.

The daily positivity rate for Indian River County was at 9.3 percent. 

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 557,137. The number of deaths statewide, including Florida residents and non-residents, increased to 9,046.

See previous Indian River County daily virus coverage here.

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