Coronavirus coverage Dec. 1 – Dec. 5, 2020

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Afternoon update, Dec. 5, 2020

Indian River County added 38 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, along with two new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total amount of county cases to 5,205, while the death toll increased to 141.

Details on the two new deaths were not immediately available.

Health officials said 69 out of the 141 Indian River County deaths were at long-term care facilities.

The long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. The facilities with COVID-19 deaths can be found here.

There have been 440 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were 17 people still hospitalized as of Saturday, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 3,322 were white, 530 were black, 415 were listed as “other” and 885 were listed as “unknown.”

Details on the total amount of tests conducted in Indian River County were not available.

Statewide, the number of virus cases increased to 1,049,638, officials said. The number of deaths among residents and non-residents increased to 19,327.

Afternoon update, Dec. 4, 2020

Indian River County added 43 new COVID-19 cases Friday, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total amount of county cases to 5,167, while the death toll remained at 139.

The new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist. Health officials said 67 out of the 139 Indian River County deaths were at long-term care facilities.

The long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. The facilities with COVID-19 deaths can be found here.

There have been 436 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were 15 people still hospitalized as of Friday, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 3,296 were white, 527 were black, 410 were listed as “other” and 881 were listed as “unknown.”

Details on the total amount of tests conducted in Indian River County were not available.

Statewide, the number of virus cases increased to 1,039,207, officials said. The number of deaths among residents and non-residents increased to 19,236.

Afternoon update, Dec. 3, 2020

Indian River County added 43 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total amount of county cases to 5,124.

Health officials on Wednesday said the death toll was at 140. But, Thursday’s update showed the death toll at 139.

Health 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 said 67 out of the 139 Indian River County deaths were at long-term care facilities.

The long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. The facilities with COVID-19 deaths can be found here.

There have been 435 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were 18 people still hospitalized as of Thursday, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 3,247 were white, 523 were black, 409 were listed as “other” and 893 were listed as “unknown.”

Details on the total amount of tests conducted in Indian River County were not available.

Statewide, the number of virus cases increased to 1,029,030, officials said. The number of deaths among residents and non-residents increased to 19,112.

Afternoon update, Dec. 2, 2020

Indian River County added 40 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, along with two new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total amount of county cases to 5,081, while the death toll increased to 140.

Details on the two new deaths were not immediately available.

The new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist. Health officials said 67 out of the 140 Indian River County deaths were at long-term care facilities.

The long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. The facilities with COVID-19 deaths can be found here.

There have been 430 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were 18 people still hospitalized as of Wednesday, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 3,216 were white, 521 were black, 409 were listed as “other” and 887 were listed as “unknown.”

Details on the total amount of tests conducted in Indian River County were not available.

Statewide, the number of virus cases increased to 1,018,160, officials said. The number of deaths among residents and non-residents increased to 19,012.

Afternoon update, Dec. 1, 2020

Florida has surpassed 1 million cumulative COVID-19 cases, according to a Tuesday update from health officials.

Statewide, the number of virus cases increased to 1,008,166, officials said. The number of deaths among residents and non-residents increased to 18,916.

Indian River County added 25 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, along with one new death, according to the Florida Department of Health. This raises the total amount of county cases to 5,041, while the death toll increased to 138.

The new Indian River County death is:

  • An 81-year-old man with unknown travel history. The man’s case was counted Nov. 18.

The new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist. Health officials said 66 out of the 138 Indian River County deaths were at long-term care facilities.

The long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. The facilities with COVID-19 deaths can be found here.

There have been 425 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indian River County. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.

There were 21 people still hospitalized as of Tuesday, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

For the Indian River County cases among residents, 3,163 were white, 518 were black, 405 were listed as “other” and 907 were listed as “unknown.”

Details on the total amount of tests conducted in Indian River County were not available.

See previous Indian River County daily virus coverage here.

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