Treasure Coast Business

Latest deaths are in longterm care facilities

Two 91-year-olds in longterm care facilities, one a man in Indian River County and the other a woman in St. Lucie County, are the latest victims of COVID-19.

The deaths were reported Thursday night. Of the Treasure Coast’s 419 cases of coronavirus, 64 have been confirmed at longterm care facilities. Longterm care patients account for four of the nine people who have died on the Treasure Coast from coronavirus.

Today’s report from the Florida Department of Health showed an additional 13 cases of coronavirus for St. Lucie County, bringing its total to 192, four more cases for Indian River County, bringing its total to 85, and two more cases for Martin County, bringing its total to 142. Forty-four of St. Lucie’s cases are in longterm care facilities while 11 of Martin’s cases are in longterm care facilities and nine of Indian River’s cases are in longterm care facilities.

With 132 cases, Port St. Lucie continues to lead the Treasure Coast in cases, followed by Stuart with 68, Vero Beach with 58, Fort Pierce with 56, Palm City with 30, Hobe Sound with 16 and Jensen Beach and Sebastian, both with 9 cases each. Today’s report for the Treasure Coast has revealed a third consecutive day of growing increases after declines from the April 6 high of 51 additional cases for the region.

Florida today reported a total of 24,119 cases, an increase of 1,222 cases. An additional 53 deaths from coronavirus were reported statewide for a total of 686.

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