First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Indian River County

1 coronavirus case confirmed in Indian River County.
1 coronavirus case confirmed in Indian River County.

The Florida Department of Health is confirming that there’s one coronavirus case in Indian River County.

State health officials confirmed the case about 20 minutes ago. The patient is a 77-year-old female.

There are 9 pending cases at this time. 11 were negative. There is no additional information at this time, or what city the patient lives.

Florida now has 381 active COVID-19 cases, and 9 deaths. There are 62 new cases being reported, bringing the total to 381.

The health department is encouraging everyone to wash their hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds, especially before eating, after going to the restroom, coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.

When water and soap and are not available, it is best to use hand sanitizer with an alcohol-base that has a minimum of 60% alcohol.

Officials are asking that everyone stay home when they are sick and avoid close contact with anyone under the weather.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Difficulty breathing (severe cases)

Here’s a couple of articles we published about the coronavirus.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.