Health officials are reporting 24 confirmed coronavirus cases in Indian River County. 2 patients are non-residents.
Brevard County, our neighbor to the north, now has 31 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The Indian River County patients are 14 men and 10 women between the ages of 25 to 84. The average age is 57. There are 2 people hospitalized, and no deaths.
About 218 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 big concern right now is the state of Florida. The daily cases are soaring steadily.
Florida now has 5,473 total cases (5,276 are residents, 197 are non-Florida residents), and there have been 63 deaths. About 44,048 people have tested negative in Florida. Over 652 people are hospitalized in the state.
Here’s some data on the number of new cases per day in Florida:
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- 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 – 413 cases (UPDATED: so far today)
So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
According to numbers by the CDC, there are 143,532 cases, and there have been 2,572 deaths.
The number of people recovering from the virus is 4,865 in the United States. New York has the most cases of coronavirus, totaling 60,679 confirmed with 1,026 deaths.
Around the world, there are over 741,030 cases of coronavirus and over 35,114 deaths. Approximately 156,838 people have recovered from the virus worldwide.
The City of Sebastian is warning people to practice social distancing or they will close parks and boat ramps.
Please practice social distancing and stay home if you’re over the age of 65. Let’s try to stay home as much as possible to stop the spread of this virus.
Sebastian Daily will continue to provide future updates on the coronavirus.