36 people currently hospitalized in Indian River County for COVID-19

New coronavirus cases in Indian River County and Brevard County.
New coronavirus cases in Indian River County and Brevard County.

We are starting to get more local numbers from the health department about the number of people currently being treated for Coronavirus in local hospitals. According to health officials, there are 36 COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Indian River County.

Florida reported 13,837 new COVID-19 cases for Wednesday. State health officials say they tested 116,311 people.

Data from the state health department shows that most people between ages 25 to 34 years old are now contracting the virus.

Sebastian now has a total of 140 cases. Unfortunately, the county health department is not providing us with the number recoveries.

There are now 1,004 ICU beds available in Florida.

To prevent another possible state-wide Florida shutdown, please help by wearing a mask in stores, wash your hands regularly, and practice social distancing.

Local:

  • Sebastian: 140 cases
  • Fellsmere: 276 cases
  • Palm Bay: 760 cases
  • Malabar: 22 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 15 cases
  • Barefoot Bay & Micco: 9 cases
  • Wabasso: 3 cases
  • Vero Beach: 934 cases (this number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach)

Indian River County has a population of 154,000.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 1,478
  • Deaths: 22
  • Admitted to Hospital: 104

Brevard County has a population of 590,000.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 3,896
  • Deaths: 44
  • Admitted to Hospital: 250

The total number of cases, deaths, and people who have tested negative in Florida.

Florida

  • Cases: 328,652
  • Deaths: 4,782
  • Currently Hospitalized: 8,763
  • Tested Negative: 2,499,843

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

  • 7/7 – 10,004 cases
  • 7/8 – 8,951 cases
  • 7/9 – 11,330 cases
  • 7/10 – 10,353 cases
  • 7/11 – 15,264 cases (PEAK)
  • 7/12 – 12,295 cases
  • 7/13 – 9,255 cases
  • 7/14 – 10,076 cases
  • 7/15 – 13,837 cases

United States

The total number of cases, deaths, and people who have recovered from the virus in the United States.

  • Cases: 3,499,771
  • Deaths: 137,420
  • Recoveries: 1,075,882

Global

The total number of cases, deaths, and people who have recovered from the virus around the world.

  • Cases: 13,589,273
  • Deaths: 584,990
  • Recoveries: 7,607,033

Sebastian

Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Hospital, is providing testing by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the hospital at 772-226-4846.

For now, if you are 65 or older, or have an illness or chronic condition, please stay home. Please wear a mask if you are ill or have a health condition.

If you 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 Indian River County and Brevard 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.