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* An earlier version of this story and headline said there were 4 new cases. It has been corrected to 2.
The Florida Department of Health announced it’s only going to provide updates once per day, instead of twice per day, to provide more comprehensive information. Here are updates about coronavirus cases in Brevard, according to the Florida Department of Health, as of April 29, 2020.
Brevard gained two new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday for a total of 270 cases, according to data from the Florida Department of Health. Deaths stayed the same at eight.
The report shows 261 residents and nine non-residents tested positive for COVID-19 here.
Deaths involved five women and three men ranging in age from 73 to 94. One of the deaths involved someone at a long-term care facility, according to the DOH.
As of Monday, Brevard had eight people hospitalized with three on ventilators, according to County Commissioner Curt Smith, who received that information from a Brevard health official.
There have been 47 hospitalizations thus far (45 residents and two non-residents). That means the number of people who at some point required hospital treatment, not the current number hospitalized. A more current breakdown is not provided.
The ages of those infected range from 1 to 94 and the median age is 53. There have been 128 males and 133 females here testing positive for COVID-19. The racial breakdown of cases is: 72% white; 17% black; 5% “other” and 6% unknown. Hispanics accounted for 15% of cases; non-Hispanics for 78% and 7% were of unknown ethnicity.
Brevard has tested 8,269 people with 3.3% testing positive. Of that total, 270 tested positive and 7,996 tested negative.
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Statewide, the DOH reported 347 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, increasing the state’s total to 33,193. The state also verified 47 new deaths Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,218.
There were 5,419 hospitalizations reported, according to the FDOH. The state has tested 375,300 people with 33,193 testing positive, 340,295 testing negative, 560 inconclusive and 1,216 awaiting testing.
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City by city
The city by city count as of Wednesday includes (note: some of these may include unincorporated areas):
• Melbourne: 97
• Palm Bay: 41
• Cocoa: 33
• Merritt Island: 21
• Satellite Beach: 12
• Titusville: 11
• Rockledge: 8
• Viera: 7
• Cocoa Beach: 7
• Indian Harbour Beach: 6
• West Melbourne: 3
• Melbourne Beach: 2
• Cape Canaveral: 2
• Mims: 2
• Sebastian: 1
• Barefoot Bay: 1
• Valkaria: 1
• Malabar: 1
• Grant-Valkaria: 1
• Indialantic: 1
• Missing or unknown: 8
Within Brevard, the zip codes with the most infections are:
• 32780 with 8 cases: That includes all or parts of Titusville and Port St. John
• 32901 with 41 cases. That includes all or parts of Melbourne, Palm Bay and West Melbourne
• 32904 with 10 cases. That includes all or parts of Melbourne Village, Melbourne, Palm Bay, West Melbourne and June Park
• 32905 with 10 cases. That includes all or parts of Melbourne, Palm Bay, Malabar and West Melbourne
• 32907 with 17 cases. That includes all or parts of Palm Bay, Malabar and West Melbourne
• 32909 with 12 cases. That includes all or parts of Palm Bay, Malabar and Grant-Valkaria
• 32922 with 7 cases. That includes all or parts of Cocoa, Rockledge and Cocoa West
• 32926 with 21 cases. That includes all or parts of Rockledge, Cocoa, Cocoa West, Port St. John and Sharpes
• 32927 with 5 cases. That includes all or parts of Titusville, Port St. John and Sharpes
• 32931 with 7 cases. That includes all or parts of Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach
• 32934 with 9 cases. That includes all or parts of Melbourne and West Melbourne
• 32935 with 18 cases. That includes all or parts of Palm Shores and Melbourne
• 32937 with 19 cases. That includes all or parts of Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Indian Harbour Beach and South Patrick Shores.
• 32940 with 24 cases. That includes all or parts of Palm Shores, Melbourne, Viera East and Viera West
• 32952 with 10 cases. That includes parts of Satellite Beach and Merritt Island
• 32953 with 11 cases. That includes parts of Titusville and Merritt Island
• 32955 with 10 cases. That includes parts of Rockledge, Cocoa, Cocoa West, Viera East and Viera West
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