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Cases continue slow increase, but 2 more people die on Treasure Coast

Two more people died while nine more people tested positive on the Treasure Coast for coronavirus, according to today’s statistics from the Florida Department of Health.

The deaths occurred in St. Lucie and Indian River counties and were reported on the state’s COVID-19 digital dashboard. The Department of Health by 1:30 p.m. had not released its morning report which would have provided details about the victims such as age and sex.

As of today, the Treasure Coast has had 37 deaths from coronavirus: 23 in St. Lucie, eight in Indian River and six in Martin. St. Lucie County, which is about double the size of either Martin or Indian River, has 249 cases and 3,362 people tested. Martin County has 197 cases and 1,856 people tested. Indian River County has 91 cases and 1,890 people tested. Martin reported six additional cases today while St. Lucie reported two new cases and Indian River reported one new case.

Only 4.8 percent of people in Indian River and 7.4 percent of people in St. Lucie who are tested for coronavirus test positive, according to today’s statistics. Those figures are below the statewide average of 8.6 percent. Martin is above the state average at 10.6 percent. The averages have fallen since exceeding 10 percent at the peak of the virus.

Florida overall reported an additional 1,038 cases today for a total of 404,467. The state today reported an additional 46 deaths, for a total of 1,314.

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