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One more death in SLC, seven more cases on Treasure Coast

The Treasure Coast on Sunday reported 66 cases of coronavirus, up from 59 the day before. One of the region's cases included a 95-year-old St. Lucie County woman who died from the disease.

Martin County has the most cases on the Treasure Coast, 26, up just one case from the day before. St. Lucie County has 23 cases, up four cases from the day before. Indian River County has 17 cases, up two cases from the day before. Read full newsletter >>

8 more coronavirus cases in Martin; 3 more in St. Lucie

With Martin County adding eight more cases, the number of coronavirus cases on the Treasure Coast rose to 59 today, according to the Florida Department of Health’s daytime surveillance report. The Treasure Coast cases are up from 44 the day before.

Martin County, with 25 cases, has the most cases on the Treasure Coast, followed by St. Lucie County with 19 and Indian River County with 15. Indian River’s cases showed no changes in the number of cases from Friday. Martin reported 17 cases on Friday and St. Lucie reported 16 cases. The Treasure Coast cases have required five hospitalizations, including three in St. Lucie, one in Martin and one in St. Lucie. One person in St. Lucie County, a 59-year-old man, has died of the disease. Read full newsletter >>

First COVID-19 death occurs on Treasure Coast

A 59-year-old St. Lucie County man became the first person to die from coronavirus on the Treasure Coast, according to a report released today by the Florida Department of Health.

Details regarding the death were not available at the issuance of this newsletter. Today’s report brings the total number of cases in St. Lucie County to 14, up from 10 yesterday. Of those cases, two have required hospitalization. Read full newsletter >>

State, Treasure Coast cases continue to rise

Florida reported 673 additional cases of coronavirus today while the Treasure Coast reported an additional seven cases, according to today’s report released by the Florida Department of Health.

Four new cases were reported in Martin County, a 47-year-old woman and three men, ages 50, 75, and 80; two in St. Lucie County, a 26-year-old woman and a 73-year-old man; and one new case was reported in Indian River County, an 81-year-old woman. Read full newsletter >>

Treasure Coast coronavirus cases rise to 21

The number of coronavirus cases on the Treasure Coast rose to 21 today, up from 13 reported during the Florida Department of Health’s daytime report released yesterday.

So far, Indian River County has 11 cases out of 100 people tested, St. Lucie County has six cases out of 113 people tested and Martin has 4 cases out of 81 people tested. The average age of those testing positive on the Treasure Coast is 57. Eight males tested positive while 13 females have tested positive. The youngest case is a 19-year-old woman and the oldest is an 84-year-old female. Only one of the cases, in Indian River County, has required hospitalization. Read full newsletter >>

13 coronavirus cases reported for Treasure Coast

The number of COVID-19 cases on the Treasure Coast has risen to 13, with 8 cases in Indian River County, three cases in St Lucie County and two cases in Martin County, according to a report released this morning by the Florida Department of Health. Only one of the cases, in Indian River County, has involved a hospitalization, the report showed.

All of the St. Lucie County cases occurred in Port St. Lucie and three of the Indian River cases occurred in Vero Beach. The report did not show which other cities in Indian River and Martin the cases occurred. Read full newsletter >>

St. Lucie County reports first case of coronavirus

St. Lucie County has reported its first case of coronavirus, according to test results released by the Florida Department of Health this morning.

The report is of a woman whose case is not believed to be related to travel. The report showed 74 people have been tested in St. Lucie County, with 67 negative results and six results still pending.

The number of cases rose in Indian River County from two on Friday to four this morning. Fifty-six people have been tested in Indian River County, with 43 negative results and nine results still pending. Read full newsletter >>

Indian River, Martin report cases of coronavirus

Two Treasure Coast counties are now reporting cases of COVID-19, with two cases in Indian River County and one in Martin County.

The Florida Department of Health’s report released at 11 a.m. today showed a total of 520 cases in the state and 10 deaths from the disease.

The report showed that one man and one woman tested positive for the disease in Indian River County. One case is that of a 69-year-old male who recently traveled to Egypt and Germany. The other case is of a 77-year-old female with no history of recent travel out of the country. Read full newsletter >>

Fla COVID-19 cases rise to 314; no cases reported on Treasure Coast

Florida’s total cases of COVID-19 rose to 314 today, an increase of 45 percent over Tuesday’s numbers, while no Treasure Coast counties have reported cases. Seven deaths in the state have been reported from the disease.

Today’s report showed that 2,493 people have been tested. Besides the 314 with positive results, 1,225 had negative results and results are pending for another 954 people. Tuesday’s report showed that 216 people had tested positive for the disease. Read full newsletter >>

Volunteers prepare to unload pre-packaged dinners for families

More closings, curtailed hours announced

No COVID-19 cases yet reported on Treasure Coast

As of 11:33 a.m. today, no cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Florida Department of Health on the Treasure Coast. St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties reported 0 cases. Social distancing recommendations remain in effect and health officials caution that the scope of the outbreak won’t be better known until more testing is done.

Florida is reporting a total of 173 known cases of the 4,661 cases reported in the United States. Another 19 people from out of state who are in Florida also tested positive. Florida has reported six deaths from the disease.

Neighboring Okeechobee County reported 0 cases of COVID-19 while Palm Beach County reported 9 and Brevard County reported 1. Read full newsletter >>

More closings, curtailed hours announced

IR Hospital announces online platform for coronavirus screening

If you live in Indian River County and are concerned you may have COVID-19, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital recommends you seek care first from Cleveland Clinic’s virtual visit platform, Express Care Online at clevelandclinic.org/ECO or by contacting your primary care physician.

If you meet the Florida Department of Health guidelines for testing based on symptoms, travel and exposures, you will be advised as to how to proceed with testing.

Hospital officials say they also plan to have the capability of drive-through testing. Read full newsletter >>

IRSC moves online; theaters temporarily close

FORT PIERCE — In response to the latest guidance issued by Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health, Indian River State College will deliver all classes in an online format when it returns from spring break next week until further notice.

Classes currently being taught online will continue as scheduled on March 23.

Hybrid classes (blend of online & face-to-face) will be delayed for one week and shift to completely online on March 30. Read full newsletter >>