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Brevard County reported one newly recorded coronavirus death, which was connected to a longterm care facility such as a nursing home or assisted-living facility, data from the Florida Department of Health show.
So far, the county has lost 291 people to the virus, with 81 deaths were reported this month. Victims range in age from 25 to 103.
At least 177 deaths were connected to longterm care facilities, up one from the previous day.
Brevard also added 92 new COVID-19 cases to its total of 8,728 — 8,701 residents and 27 nonresidents affected.
The latest death was that of a 94-year-old male whose case was not travel-related. He did have contact with a known case. His case was confirmed Aug. 16.
Here’s info about six deaths reported Thursday:
• an 87-year-old female whose case was not travel-related. She did have contact with a known case. Her case was confirmed July 24.
• an 83-year-old female whose case was not travel-related. It is not known whether she had contact with a known case. Her case was confirmed July 30.
• an 88-year-old female. It is not known whether her case was travel-related. She did have contact with a known case. Her case was confirmed Aug. 5.
• a 90-year-old male whose case was not travel-related. He did have contact with a known case. His case was confirmed Aug. 7.
• a 103-year-old female whose case was not travel-related. It is not known whether she had contact with a known case. His case was confirmed Aug. 10.
• an 84-year-old male whose case was not travel-related. It is not known whether he had contact with a known case. Her case was confirmed Aug. 24.
It’s important to note the exact dates of these deaths are not made public by the department of health. Often there is a lag between the person’s death and when it is reported by the Florida Department of Health. Also, a “case” is a person who tests positive for the first time, according to FDOH.
The total number of people tested in Brevard was 104,751 (95,964 testing negative), for a cumulative positive percentage rate of 8.33%. FDOH county report show on Thursday 1,354 people tested negative, and there was a percent positive of 6.49% for new cases here. The median age of those testing positive here is 44. The median age statewide is 40.
FDOH data show 786 Florida residents have been hospitalized in Brevard since the pandemic began, up six from the previous day.
In total, 3,967 males and 4,727 females have tested positive for coronavirus.
According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, at noon Friday, Brevard had 51 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in its seven major hospitals, up two from the previous day. Of the 1,309 total staffed hospital bed capacity, 27% of beds were available in those hospitals. Of the 159 total adult ICU bed capacity, 17% were available.
Here’s a snapshot of this month’s coronavirus cases in Brevard:
Sept. 1: 144 cases
Sept. 2: 45 cases, 8 deaths
Sept. 3: 41 cases, 5 deaths
Sept. 4: 68 cases, 5 deaths
Sept. 5: 66 cases, 6 deaths
Sept. 6: 35 cases, 1 death
Sept. 7: 23 cases
Sept. 8: 33 cases
Sept. 9: 53 cases, 2 deaths
Sept. 10: 45 cases, 8 deaths
Sept. 11: 74 cases, 8 deaths
Sept. 12: 65 cases, 1 death
Sept. 13: 34 cases
Sept. 14: 35 cases, 2 deaths
Sept. 15: 55 cases, 7 deaths
Sept. 16: 47 cases, 3 deaths
Sept. 17: 96 cases, 4 deaths
Sept. 18: 71 cases, 4 deaths
Sept. 19: 88 cases, 2 deaths
Sept. 20: 43 cases, 1 death
Sept. 21: 34 cases
Sept. 22: 73 cases, 4 deaths
Sept. 23: 76 cases, 3 deaths
Sept. 24: 58 cases, 6 deaths
Sept. 25: 92 cases, 1 death
Coronavirus in Brevard, Sept. 24: 6 deaths, 58 cases
FDOH data show the state added 2,847 cases Thursday for a cumulative total of 695,887 cases (687,656 residents and 8,231 nonresidents affected). Statewide, there have been 5,213,142 people have been tested with 4,510,107 negative results for a cumulative percent positive of 13.35%.
Statewide, the death toll for Florida residents was 13,915 with 297 newly recorded deaths.
Total number of Florida residents hospitalized since the pandemic began increased to 43,299, up 358 from the previous day.
Cases by race of Brevard residents
Unknown/no data: 2,288
Cases by ethnicity
Unknown/no data: 2,708
City by city
Here’s the city-by-city count as of Friday, although some of these may include unincorporated areas. Note: Per FDOH, these are provisional. We are showing the increase over 24 hours.
Total cases as of Sept. 25: 8,728
Melbourne: 2,529, an increase of 23
Palm Bay: 1,857, an increase of 15
Cocoa: 894, an increase of 12
Merritt Island: 663, an increase of 3
Titusville: 563, an increase of 12
Rockledge: 534, an increase of 6
Missing, Brevard: 296, an increase of 8 (this is how it appears on FDOH report)
Satellite Beach: 203
Cocoa Beach: 191, an increase of 2
West Melbourne: 182
Indialantic: 154, an increase of 2
Cape Canaveral: 99, an increase of 4
Melbourne Beach: 92, an increase of 2
Indian Harbour Beach: 77
*Grant-Valkaria: 29; on Sept. 22, FDOH reported 30 cases
Barefoot Bay: 30, an increase of 1
Patrick Air Force Base: 26
Palm Shores: 15
Port St. John: 5
Orlando, Brevard: 3
Kissimmee, Brevard: 1
Within Brevard, these are the zip codes with the most infections, according to the FDOH (data is provisional and subject to change) as of Friday:
• 32907 with 712 cases. That includes all or parts of Palm Bay, Malabar and West Melbourne
• 32904 with 681 cases. That includes all or parts of Melbourne Village, Melbourne, Palm Bay, West Melbourne and June Park
• 32909 with 647 cases. That includes all or parts of Palm Bay, Malabar and Grant-Valkaria
• 32901 with 624 cases. That includes all or parts of West Melbourne, Palm Bay and Melbourne
• 32940 with 589 cases. That includes all or parts of Suntree, Palm Shores, Melbourne, Viera East and Viera West
• 32955 with 583 cases. That includes parts of Rockledge, Cocoa, Cocoa West, Viera East and Viera West
• 32935 with 517 cases. That includes all or parts of Palm Shores and Melbourne
• 32905 with 425 cases. That includes all or parts of Melbourne, Palm Bay, Malabar and West Melbourne
• 32953 with 392 cases. That includes parts of Titusville and Merritt Island
• 32922 with 387 cases. That includes all or parts of Cocoa, Rockledge and Cocoa West
• 32780 with 380 cases: That includes all or parts of Titusville and Port St. John
• 32937 with 313 cases. That includes all or parts of Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Indian Harbour Beach and South Patrick Shores
• 32934 with 295 cases. That includes all or parts of Melbourne and West Melbourne
• 32952 with 286 cases. That includes parts of Satellite Beach and Merritt Island
• 32927 with 283 cases. That includes all or parts of Titusville, Port St. John and Sharpes
• 32926 with 245 cases. That includes all or parts of Rockledge, Cocoa, Cocoa West, Port St. John and Sharpes
• 32796 with 226 cases. That includes Titusville
• 32908 with 211 cases. That includes Palm Bay
• 32931 with 190 cases. That includes all or parts of Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach
• 32903 with 175 cases. That includes Indialantic, Melbourne, Indian Harbour Beach
• 32754 with 101 cases. That includes Mims
• 32920 with 100 cases. That includes Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral
• 32951 with 95 cases. That includes Indialantic, Melbourne Beach and Micco
• 32976 with 85 cases. That includes Grant-Valkaria, Micco and Roseland
• 32950 with 53 cases. That includes Palm Bay, Malabar and Grant-Valkaria
*• 32949 with 33 cases. That includes Malabar, Grant-Valkaria and Micco; on Sept. 22, FDOH dashboard reported 34 cases
• 32925 with 26 cases. That includes Patrick Air Force Base
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