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Treasure Coast cases continue slow climb

Cases of coronavirus on the Treasure Coast continued their slow climb, with an additional dozen cases reported today, off the high of 51 additional cases reported a week ago.

St. Lucie County reported seven additional cases for a total of 156, Martin County reported four new cases for 124, and Indian River County reported just one new case for a total of 75. Martin County Friday night also reported the death of an 81-year-old woman. Martin now has three deaths from the virus while Indian River has one and St. Lucie has six.

In terms of population, Martin County has the most cases, with one for every 1,298 people, followed by St. Lucie with one for every 2,104 people and Indian River with one for every 2,132 people. Previously, Indian River had been ahead of St. Lucie in cases per population.

Along the Treasure Coast, Port St. Lucie has 112 cases, followed by Stuart with 62, Vero Beach with 50, Fort Pierce with 41, Palm City with 26, Hobe Sound with 16, Jensen Beach with 9, and Sebastian with 7.

Florida’s cases increased by 1,254 over the previous 24-hour reporting period. The state’s biggest increase occurred April 3 when an additional 1,575 cases were reported. In Florida, 470 people have died from coronavirus, an increase of 18 deaths from the day before. The state reported its lowest rate of hospitalizations, just an additional 61, since March 28.

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