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COVID-19 instances on the House Coast noticed one other lower this previous week, in line with information launched by the Florida Division of Well being. And in line with new pointers from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, Brevard County is now a neighborhood of low transmission — although underneath the previous pointers the county could be labeled as one among substantial transmission.

The drop in an infection charges marks the seventh week in a row that Brevard County has seen a decline in instances. From Feb.25 to Mar. 3, instances fell by half. Based on FDOH information, there have been 58.9 instances per 100,000 inhabitants in that point in comparison with final week’s charge of 107.3 instances per 100,000. On the identical time case positivity from Feb.25 to Mar. 3 fell to 2.6% from 5.0% the week earlier than.

Nonetheless, at an emergency administration assembly FDOH-Brevard neighborhood well being nursing director John Davis defined that there’s at all times extra illness in a neighborhood circulating than is reported.

And in line with the brand new Facilities for Illness Management Tips, these figures in tandem with the variety of hospitalizations and hospital capability within the county make the House Coast a neighborhood of low transmission.

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However, in line with the previous pointers, Brevard County would nonetheless be thought of a neighborhood of excessive transmission as instances per 100,000 inhabitants are within the 50-100 vary. To be a neighborhood of low transmission in line with the previous pointers, the House Coast would wish to have lower than 10 instances per 100,000 or a p.c positivity charge of lower than 5%.

Based on information from the US Division of Well being and Human Providers, as of Feb. 28, Well being First’s 4 hospitals — Holmes Regional Medical Middle, Palm Bay Hospital, Viera Hospital, and Cape Canaveral Hospital — ICU capability was at 11.76%, 8.33%, 10% and 16.67% respectively.

At Parrish Medical Middle in Titusville, ICU capability was at 58.33%. At Rockledge Regional Medical Middle ICU capability was at 32.26% and at Steward Regional Medical Middle ICU capability was at 25%.

Although there have been 360 optimistic COVID-19 instances, the vaccination charge noticed marginal enhancements. Solely 301 people have been vaccinated from Feb. 25 to Mar. 3. And for the fifth week in a row, solely 70% of the eligible inhabitants— these 5 years of age and older—on the House Coast has acquired at the least one dose of a vaccine as of Mar. 3.

There have been 13 COVID associated deaths from Feb.19 to Feb. 26 on the House Coast, in line with provisional CDC information. A complete of 1,852 folks in Brevard County have died because the begin of the pandemic.

Statewide, 70,997 Floridians have died of COVID-19 because the begin of the pandemic. And from Feb. 25 to Mar. 3, 1,207 Floridians have died of COVID-19.

There have been 64.4 instances per 100,000 inhabitants throughout Florida and three.3% of Floridians examined optimistic for COVID-19 from Feb. 25 to Mar. 3.

Regardless of the continued deaths and optimistic instances statewide, the vaccination charge additionally stays stagnant, with solely 74% of eligible Floridians having acquired at the least one dose of a vaccine.

Based on FDOH, of the eligible inhabitants in Florida, age group vaccination charges throughout the state are:

  • Ages 5-11, 22% vaccinated.

  • Ages 12-19, 60% vaccinated.

  • Ages 20-29, 62% vaccinated.

  • Ages 30-39, 71% vaccinated.

  • Ages 40-49, 78% vaccinated.

  • Ages 50-59, 83% vaccinated.

  • Ages 60-64, 90% vaccinated.

  • Ages 65+, 95% vaccinated.

Nationwide, there have been 79,031,738 instances and 953,569 COVID-19 associated deaths because the begin of the pandemic. Presently, 69.2% of eligible Individuals have been absolutely vaccinated.

The place to get examined:

The next Brevard County Emergency Administration Workplace-supported websites can be found for COVID-19 testing.

  • Florida Division of Well being-Brevard, 2555 Choose Fran Jamison Approach, Viera; 8 a.m. to five p.m. weekdays. This can be a walk-up website. Preregister at

  • Parrish Medical Middle, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville; 8 a.m. to six p.m. Monday by way of Sunday. This can be a drive-thru website. No appointments are required.

  • West Melbourne Group Park, 3000 Minton Highway, West Melbourne (use Fell Highway entrance to the park); 9 a.m. to five p.m. Monday by way of Sunday. This can be a walk-up website, with preregistration advisable, however walk-ins are welcome. Preregister at

Testing additionally is offered to established or new Omni Healthcare sufferers at its places of work in Brevard County. To e book an appointment, sufferers can name their Omni physician’s workplace.

Numerous different urgent-care facilities, personal physicians’ places of work and pharmacies additionally present COVID-19 exams, and a few retailers promote in-home take a look at kits. Moreover, the web site has a listing of websites providing testing. A few of these websites require reservations, whereas others permit walk-ins.

The place to get vaccinated:

The Florida Division of Well being is providing COVID-19 vaccines at three websites.

  • Melbourne clinic, 601 E. College Blvd., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. These ages 5-11 can get vaccinated solely from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday.

  • Titusville clinic, 611 N. Singleton Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. These ages 5-11 can get vaccinated solely from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday.

  • Viera clinic, 2555 Choose Fran Jamieson Approach, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. These ages 5-11 can get vaccinated solely from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Residents can also get vaccinated at Omni Healthcare’s places of work, in addition to at its walk-in vaccination clinic positioned in Suite 303 on the third flooring of 1344 S. Apollo Blvd. in Melbourne, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Vaccinations additionally can be found from 9 a.m. to midday in Suite 2C of Omni’s 1344 S. Apollo Blvd. complicated.

Stroll-ins are accepted. However appointments will be made by calling 321-802-5515 or by emailing the request and together with a reputation and telephone quantity to [email protected].

COVID-19 vaccines additionally can be found at pharmacies at numerous native CVS, Publix, Sam’s Membership, Walgreens, Walmart and Winn-Dixie shops, in addition to some urgent-care facilities and doctor places of work. Verify the person website for appointment necessities and vaccine availability.

Monoclonal antibody remedies:

Depending on the weekly allocation that Omni Healthcare receives from the state of Florida, Omni Healthcare will proceed to manage the monoclonal antibody therapy sotrovimab to sufferers.

These considering receiving the therapy can verify whether or not provide is offered that week on the web site and at Nonetheless, due to the nationwide scarcity, eligibility is restricted to sufferers who’re unvaccinated and meet CDC pointers.

Therapy will likely be administered at Omni’s places of work on 1344 S. Apollo Blvd. Suite 303, in Melbourne, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays; and at 845 Century Medical Drive, Suite B, in Titusville, from 1 to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Amira Sweilem is the info reporter at FLORIDA TODAY. Contact Sweilem at 386-406-5648 or [email protected].

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