Officials announce 3 more IRC COVID-19 cases

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Three women are the latest in the county to test positive for coronavirus, or COVID-19, Florida Department of Health officials announced Sunday.

The county now has eight cases of people who tested positive for the illness. The three women are ages 25, 58 and 81.

The 25-year-old recently traveled to New York, health officials said. The 58-year-old recently traveled to Ireland.

The 81-year-old’s case was not travel-related, health officials said. Officials said the three women have not had any known contact with other people with coronavirus, health officials said.

Sunday afternoon, health officials urged residents to stay home and avoid non-essential trips to prevent the virus from spreading even further. The cases in Indian River County involve seven residents and one non-resident.

Health officials said five people previously tested positive for the virus this past week. Those individuals – men and women – ranged in age from 30 to 84.

At least one person in the county was hospitalized because of the virus, according to the 6 p.m. Sunday update from health officials. Health officials said at least one other person was self-isolating.

It was unclear if the others who tested positive were also self-isolating.

The state now has 1,007 cases of people who tested positive for coronavirus, including 937 residents, the 6 p.m. update shows. There were 13 deaths reported statewide as of Sunday afternoon.

No deaths have yet been reported in Indian River County.

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