MELBOURNE — With a slight increase in COVID-19 cases, Brevard County is now considered a community of medium transmission of the coronavirus, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control.
Last week, Brevard County was considered a low-transmission community, with the CDC reporting 1,087 new cases and a positivity rate of 23.82%. The agency calculated there were 180.58 cases per 100,000 population in the county.
This week, between Aug. 19 and Aug. 25, there were 1,258 new cases, with 208.99 cases per 100,000 population. Between Aug. 17 and Aug. 23, the CDC reported a positivity rate of 24.53%.
Brevard County is now considered a community of medium COVID-19 viral transmission, a status calculated by the CDC through a combination of hospitalizations and case rates. There were 50 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Brevard from Aug. 18 to Aug. 24, the CDC said.