Florida statistics rise sharply while Treasure Coast continues slow climb
While the Treasure Coast continued its slow increase in cases, statistics released today showed record one-day increases statewide in deaths and the third-highest increase in hospitalizations.
The Treasure Coast reported two more deaths from COVID-19, a 77-year-old Martin County man whose case was first identified Monday and a 65-year-old St. Lucie County woman who had recently been to New York and whose case was first identified April 1.
St. Lucie County has 169 cases, up by 8 from the day before, and eight deaths total. Martin County has 137 cases, up four cases from the day before, and four deaths total. Indian River County has 77 cases, the same as the day before, and one death.
Florida had its largest one-day death increase in deaths — 67 — since reporting began. The state also reported an increase of 190 hospitalizations, the third highest day since reporting began. The state reported an additional 1,062 coronavirus cases today for a total of 22,081 cases.