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Brevard County on Saturday reported 114 new COVID-19 cases — the third triple digit increase in less than a week. The county has tallied 9,335 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with 9,305 residents and 30 non-residents affected.
Brevard reported no new deaths Saturday. On Friday, the county added four deaths, pushing the total number to 303.
The county so far totals five deaths for October. Last month it saw 88 deaths. In April eight deaths were reported by the Florida Department of Health in April, four in May, five in June, 97 in July and 96 in August.
At least 184 deaths were connected to long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.
Victims in Brevard so far range in age from 25 to 103.
It’s important to note the exact dates of COVID-19 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.
COVID in Brevard schools, Oct. 2: 49 new cases, 455 quarantines in past week
The total number of people tested in Brevard was 108,403 (99,006 testing negative), for a cumulative positive percentage rate of 8.61%. FDOH’s county report shows on Friday 1,145 people tested negative, and there was a percent positive of 8.91% for new cases here. The median age of those testing positive here is 44. The median age statewide is 40.
FDOH data show 843 Florida residents have been hospitalized in Brevard since the pandemic began, up 18 from the previous day.
In total, 4,270 males and 5,029 females have tested positive for coronavirus.
According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, at 5 p.m. Saturday Brevard had 64 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in its seven major hospitals, down 12 from the previous day. Of the 1,286 total staffed hospital bed capacity, 30% of beds were available in those hospitals. Of the 157 total adult ICU bed capacity, 22% (35) were available.
Here’s a snapshot of this month’s COVID-19 cases in Brevard:
Oct. 1: 66 cases, 1 death
Oct. 2: 96 cases, 4 deaths
Oct. 3: 114 cases
FDOH data show the state added 2,811 cases Saturday for a cumulative total of 714,615 cases (705,965 residents and 8,650 nonresidents affected). Statewide, 5,383,835 people have been tested with 4,662,023 negative results for a cumulative percent positive of 13.27%.
Statewide, the death toll for Florida residents was 14,628 with 74 newly recorded deaths.
Total number of Florida residents hospitalized since the pandemic began increased to 44,623, up 134 from the previous day.
Cases by race of Brevard residents
Unknown/no data: 2,390
Cases by ethnicity
Unknown/no data: 2,847
City by city
Here’s the city-by-city count as of Saturday, 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 Oct. 3: 9,335
Melbourne: 2,686, an increase of 25
Palm Bay: 1,980, an increase of 19
Cocoa: 946, an increase of 17
Merritt Island: 712, an increase of 15
Titusville: 605, an increase of 6
Rockledge: 561, an increase of 7
Missing, Brevard: 363, an increase of 7 (this is how it appears on FDOH report)
Satellite Beach: 213, an increase of 1
Cocoa Beach: 204, an increase of 4
West Melbourne: 189
Indialantic: 168, an increase of 3
Cape Canaveral: 105, an increase of 3
Melbourne Beach: 101
Indian Harbour Beach: 83, an increase of 2
Sebastian: 48, an increase of 1
Grant-Valkaria: 33, an increase of 1
Barefoot Bay: 31
Patrick Air Force Base: 28, an increase of 2
Palm Shores: 15
Port St. John: 5
Orlando, Brevard: 3
Kissimmee, Brevard: 1
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