Afternoon update, April 22, 2021
Indian River County verified 35 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, according to the Florida Department of Health county report. This raises the total amount of county cases to 12,272, while the death toll remained at 290.
The numbers in the reports are provisional and subject to change. Health officials said 120 out of the 290 Indian River County deaths were at long-term care facilities.
There have been 856 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indian River County, health officials said. The number of hospitalizations and county cases are both cumulative.
There were 12 people still hospitalized as of Thursday, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
For the Indian River County cases among residents, 8,379 were white, 1,216 were black, 1,101 were listed as “other” and 1,468 were listed as “unknown.”
Statewide, the number of COVID-19 cases increased to 2,191,038, health officials said. The number of virus-related deaths increased to 35,378.