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SLC cases hit 100 as 4th person dies

The number of coronavirus cases in St. Lucie County hit 100 today as the death of a fourth person was reported, according to the daytime report released by the Florida Department of Health. Details of the person who died were not immediately available.

The report shows that 80 of the St. Lucie County cases are in Port St. Lucie, with 17 in Fort Pierce and the other three in unspecified locations. The total number of cases reported for St. Lucie County represented a 19-case increase from the day before. The four deaths in St. Lucie County are the only ones that have occurred on the Treasure Coast.

Martin County reported an increase in 23 cases today, from 60 to 83. Today’s report shows 43 cases are in Stuart, 16 are in Palm City, 11 are in Hobe Sound, 5 are in Jensen and the remainder in unspecified locations.

Indian River County’s cases rose to 61, up from 52 the day before. Today’s report shows 45 cases are in Vero Beach and four cases are in Sebastian, with the others in unspecified locations.

In addition to the highest number of coronavirus cases on the Treasure Coast, St. Lucie also has the highest number of hospitalizations, 28. Indian River County has reported 13 hospitalizations and Martin County has reported 12.

In St. Lucie County, a separate state report released today shows 40 ICU beds at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center are occupied while 14 remain available; 11 ICU beds at St. Lucie Medical Center are occupied while 7 are available; and 8 beds at Cleveland Clinic Tradition Medical Center are occupied while seven remain available.

In Martin County, the report shows six ICU beds at Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital are occupied while 25 are available. Six ICU beds at Cleveland Clinic Martin South Hospital are occupied while three are available.

In Indian River County, 17 ICU beds are occupied at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital while seven are available. At Sebastian River Medical Center, eight ICU beds are occupied and one is available.

Adjusted for population, Martin County has the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases on the Treasure Coast, with one cases for every 1,939 people, followed by Indian River, with one case for every 2,621 people, and St. Lucie, with one case for every 3,283 people.

Florida reported a total of 13,324 cases today, in increase of 1,173 cases from the day before. The state reported a total of 236 deaths from COVID-19, up by 18 deaths from the day before.

The Florida Department of Health now makes cases available by zip code. To see the breakdown by zip code

To see the report with a detail of all cases