COVID Florida cases deaths Brevard County, Florida

Rachael Thomas


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Brevard County reported no additional coronavirus deaths Sunday, data from the Florida Department of Health show.

So far, the county has lost 293 people to the virus, with 83 deaths were reported this month. At least 178 deaths were connected to long-term care facilities such as nursing homes.

Brevard also added 41 new COVID-19 cases to its total of 8,841 — 8,814 residents and 27 nonresidents affected.

Here are details about the two most recent deaths, which were reported Saturday:

•A 75-year-old man who had contact with another confirmed case. It is unknown if his case was travel-related. His positive test was first recorded by the state on Aug. 4.

•A 76-year-old woman who had contact with another confirmed case. Her case was not travel-related. Her positive test was first recorded by the state on Aug. 7.

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 105,861 (96,961 testing negative), for a cumulative positive percentage rate of 8.35%. FDOH county report show on Saturday 926 people tested negative, and there was a percent positive of 4.24% for new cases here. The median age of those testing positive here is 44. The median age statewide is 40.

FDOH data show 794 Florida residents have been hospitalized in Brevard since the pandemic began, up three from the previous day.

In total, 4,025 males and 4,785 females have tested positive for coronavirus.

According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Brevard had 58 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in its seven major hospitals, down one from the previous day. Of the 1,294 total staffed hospital bed capacity, 31% of beds were available in those hospitals. Of the 159 total adult ICU bed capacity, 21% were available.

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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

Sept. 26: 72 cases, 2 deaths

Sept. 27: 41 cases

Statewide stats

FDOH data show the state added 1,882 cases Sunday for a cumulative total of 700,564 cases (692,234 residents and 8,330 nonresidents affected). Statewide, 5,260,602 people have been tested with 4,552,877 negative results for a cumulative percent positive of 13.32%.

Statewide, the death toll for Florida residents was 14,032 with 10 newly recorded deaths.

Total number of Florida residents hospitalized since the pandemic began increased to 43,533, up 37 from the previous day.

Cases by race of Brevard residents

White: 4,714

Black: 1,058

Other: 751

Unknown/no data: 2,291

Cases by ethnicity

Non-Hispanic: 5,101

Hispanic: 998

Unknown/no data: 2,715

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 Sept. 27: 8,841

Melbourne: 2,571, an increase of 15

Palm Bay: 1,888, an increase of 15

Cocoa: 898, an increase of 2

Merritt Island: 670, an increase of 1

Titusville: 568, an increase of 2

Rockledge: 538, an increase of 1

Missing, Brevard: 304, an increase of 3 (this is how it appears on FDOH report)

Satellite Beach: 204

Cocoa Beach: 191

West Melbourne: 185, an increase of 1

Indialantic: 156

Mims: 100

Cape Canaveral: 99

Melbourne Beach: 92

Indian Harbour Beach: 78

Viera: 52

Malabar: 48

Sebastian: 43, an increase of 1

Barefoot Bay: 31

Grant-Valkaria: 30

Patrick Air Force Base: 26

Palm Shores: 15

Micco: 9

Port St. John: 5

Valkaria: 4

Orlando, Brevard: 3

Scottsmoor: 2

Fellsmere: 2

Kissimmee, Brevard: 1

Sharpes: 1

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• A COVID-19 call center is available 24/7. Call 866-779-6121 or email covid-19@flhealth.gov.

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