Coronavirus coverage Sept. 28 – Oct. 3, 2020

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11 a.m. update, Oct. 3, 2020

Indian River County added 16 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard. This raises the total number of county cases to 3,309.

Health officials previously said the death toll was 120, but Saturday’s update showed the tally at 118 deaths in the county. Health department officials were not immediately available to explain the discrepancy.

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

Health officials previously said 61 out of the 118 deaths in Indian River County were at long-term care facilities. But, Saturday’s update showed a tally of 59 deaths at the facilities.

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

There have been 311 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were 11 people still hospitalized as of Friday, including four in the intensive care unit, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 1,757 were white, 395 were black, 351 were listed as “other,” and 781 were listed as “unknown.”

There have been 36,894 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 3,309 testing positive and 33,566 testing negative, health officials said. The testing figures account for residents and non-residents.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 714,591, health officials said. The number of deaths among residents and non-residents increased to 14,803.

11 a.m. update, Oct. 2, 2020

Indian River County added 14 new COVID-19 cases Friday, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard. This raises the total number of county cases to 3,293, while the death toll remained at 120.

The new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist. Health officials said 61 out of the 120 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 officials also released the names of facilities with COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 310 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were 11 people still hospitalized as of Friday, including four in the intensive care unit, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 1,748 were white, 393 were black, 350 were listed as “other,” and 775 were listed as “unknown.”

There have been 36,706 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 3,293 testing positive and 33,394 testing negative, health officials said. The testing figures account for residents and non-residents.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 711,804, health officials said. The number of deaths among residents and non-residents increased to 14,725.

11 a.m. update, Oct. 1, 2020

Indian River County added 25 new 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 3,279, while the death toll increased to 120.

The new Indian River County death is:

  • An 88-year-old woman with unknown travel history. The woman’s case was counted Sept. 30.

The new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist. Health officials said 61 out of the 120 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 officials also released the names of facilities with COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 306 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were eight people still hospitalized as of Thursday, including two in the intensive care unit, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 1,724 were white, 391 were black, 349 were listed as “other,” and 790 were listed as “unknown.”

There have been 36,497 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 3,279 testing positive and 33,199 testing negative, health officials said. The testing figures account for residents and non-residents.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 709,144, health officials said. The number of deaths among residents and non-residents increased to 14,615.

11 a.m. update, Sept. 30, 2020

Indian River County added 11 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, along with two new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total number of county cases to 3,254, while the death toll increased to 119.

The new Indian River County deaths are:

  • An 82-year-old man with no travel history and unknown contact with an infected person. The man’s case was counted Aug. 5.
  • An 83-year-old man with no travel history and unknown contact with an infected person. The man’s case was counted July 16.

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

There have been 304 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were seven people still hospitalized as of Wednesday, including one in the intensive care unit, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 1,709 were white, 389 were black, 350 were listed as “other,” and 781 were listed as “unknown.”

There have been 36,256 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 3,254 testing positive and 32,983 testing negative, health officials said. The testing figures account for residents and non-residents.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 706,516, health officials said. The number of deaths among residents and non-residents increased to 14,488.

11 a.m. update, Sept. 29, 2020

Indian River County added 18 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, along with one new death, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard. This raises the total number of county cases to 3,243, while the death toll increased to 117.

The new Indian River County death is:

  • A 93-year-old woman with no travel history. The woman’s case was counted Aug. 20.

The new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist. Health officials said 61 out of the 117 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 officials also released the names of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 301 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were six people still hospitalized as of Tuesday, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 1,699 were white, 388 were black, 351 were listed as “other,” and 780 were listed as “unknown.”

There have been 36,100 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 3,243 testing positive and 32,838 testing negative, health officials said. The testing figures account for residents and non-residents.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 704,568. The number of deaths in Florida increased to 14,313.

11 a.m. update, Sept. 28, 2020

Indian River County added six new COVID-19 cases Monday, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard. This raises the total number of county cases to 3,225, while the death toll remained at 116.

The new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist. Health officials said 60 out of the 116 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 officials also released the names of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 297 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were five people still hospitalized as of Friday, health officials said.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 1,692 were white, 385 were black, 348 were listed as “other,” and 776 were listed as “unknown.”

There have been 35,965 total tests completed in Indian River County, with 3,225 testing positive and 32,721 testing negative, health officials said. The testing figures account for residents and non-residents.

Statewide, the number of cases increased to 701,302. The number of deaths in Florida increased to 14,207.

See previous Indian River County daily virus coverage here.

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