St. Lucie County county is no exception to the coronavirus surge


ST. LUCIE COUNTY — As COVID-19 runs rampant throughout communities across the nation, St. Lucie county is no exception.

Spread of the highly contagious Delta variant has led to spikes in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations — especially among unvaccinated individuals, local health officials and medical experts say.

School districts are experiencing outbreaks among staff and students, local government is having difficulties keeping up with services due to employee COVID-19 positivity rates, local businesses are struggling to keep their doors open and first responders are being pushed to their limits; school, county, and hospital officials said at a news conference Friday. 

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