Treasure Coast cases declining while state returning to peak
Treasure Coast cases of coronavirus continued their slowdown today while cases overall in the state returned near peaks reached in early April.
A comparison of daytime reports from the Florida Department of Health showed that Florida’s cases peaked at 1,575 cases April 3, but cases are returning near that range, with 1,342 new cases reported today. The trend for Florida is reflected in the accompanying chart provided by the Florida Department of Health. That chart, and the accompanying ones for Treasure Coast counties, are based on statistics released in the department’s nighttime reports.
Meanwhile, the Treasure Coast continued to stay well below its April 6 high, when 56 new cases were reported. Just 10 new cases were reported on the Treasure Coast today.
Martin County reported six new cases for a total of 169, Indian River County reported three new cases for a total of 89 and St. Lucie County reported one new case for a total of 216. In St. Lucie County, the department this morning also reported the death of a 97-year-old woman whose case was first reported April 21.
That brings total deaths in St. Lucie County to 18. Martin County and Indian River County each have five deaths. Four of the deaths in Martin and Indian River counties were associated with longterm care facilities while six of the deaths in St. Lucie were associated with longterm care facilities. According to today’s report, 11 of Martin’s 169 cases of coronavirus were associated with longterm care facilities while seven of Indian River’s 89 cases and 30 of St. Lucie’s 216 cases were.
Treasure Coast Newspapers, citing a review of medical examiner reports, reported today that all of the deaths on the Treasure Coast were among people who had underlying medical conditions.
Florida has had 1,012 deaths from coronavirus, an increase of 52 deaths from the previous day.
The COVID-19 death of a 94-year-old St. Lucie County was reported by the Florida Department of Health on Thursday. An incorrect age appeared in Thursday's newsletter.