49 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Indian River County

Coronavirus in Indian River County.
Coronavirus in Indian River County.

Health officials are reporting 3 confirmed coronavirus cases in Sebastian, Florida.

As we stated yesterday in our Sebastian Daily newscast, we expected the numbers to go up.

There are 49 cases in Indian River County, Florida. 6 patients are non-residents. Brevard County, our neighbor to the north, now has 65 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The Indian River County patients are 29 men and 20 women between the ages of 8 to 84. There are 8 people hospitalized, and no deaths.

About 505 people tested negative in Indian River County.

Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Hospital, is providing drive-through testing by appointments from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. To make an appointment, call the hospital at 772-226-4846.

The number of cases are going up, but like we said during our live newscast, we expected this (visit our Sebastian Daily Youtube Channel to keep up with newscasts).


The big concern right now is the state of Florida. The daily cases are soaring steadily.

Florida now has 9,585 total cases (9,248 are residents, 337 are non-Florida residents), and there have been 163 deaths. Over 1,215 people are hospitalized in the state. About 82,137 people have tested negative in Florida.

Here’s some data on the number of new cases per day in Florida:

  • 3/24 – 286 cases
  • 3/25 – 504 cases
  • 3/26 – 546 cases
  • 3/27 – 678 cases
  • 3/28 – 737 cases
  • 3/29 – 903 cases
  • 3/30 – 875 cases
  • 3/31 – 938 cases
  • 4/1 – 1,100 cases
  • 4/2 – 1,300 cases
  • 4/3 – 1,300 cases

So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on Thursday and Friday.

United States

According to numbers by the CDC, there are 278,568 cases, and there have been 7,163 deaths.

The number of people recovering from the virus is 9,920 in the United States (almost doubled since yesterday).


Around the world, there are 1,140,327 cases of coronavirus and over 60,887 people have died. Approximately 233,930 people have recovered from the virus worldwide.


All County-operated playgrounds, along with those operated by the cities of Vero Beach, Sebastian, and Fellsmere, will be closed effective 8:00 a.m. Monday until further notice. However, all parks and conservation areas will remain open, as well as restroom facilities located at those parks and conservation areas.

Right now there are still 3 coronavirus cases in Sebastian. We expect this number to go up. Please follow the CDC guidelines and stay home.

For now, if you are 65 or older, or have an illness or chronic condition, please stay home.

If you need need groceries or other items delivered to your home, call Blue River Delivery at 772-643-6880.

Sebastian Daily will continue to provide future updates on COVID-19 for Sebastian City Limits and Indian River County.

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About Andy Hodges
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.