Treasure Coast Business

Today’s Treasure Coast COVID-19 numbers less than previous 4 days


After a four-day run of an additional 30 or more cases of coronavirus per day, the number of new cases on Treasure Coast fell to 16, according to the daytime report released by the Florida Department of Health.

Because reporting methods for hospitals, health care providers and county health departments vary, it can’t be determined whether today’s report is a trend, and health officials emphasize that repeated declines over time can only determine that. Today’s comparison is based on daytime reports from the Department of Health, which also releases nightly reports.

Twelve of the new cases came from the Treasure Coast’s largest county, St. Lucie, which now has 130 cases. Martin County had an additional three cases, to 101 total cases, and Indian River had just one additional case, to 63 total cases. The Treasure Coast had been reporting an additional 30 or more cases since April 4.

Today’s report and the daytime comparisons showed that statewide increases dropped by less than 1,000 cases for the first time in six days. The state today reported an additional 952 cases to 15,456 total cases. The state first began reporting 1,000-plus increases in its daytime reports on April 2.

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