Coronavirus new cases drop slightly over the weekend in Florida

Coronavirus update in Indian River County and Brevard County, Florida.
Coronavirus update in Indian River County and Brevard County, Florida.

This is an update on coronavirus cases in Indian River County and Brevard County. The number of new cases in Florida dropped over the weekend.

Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants to reopen NY as soon as possible while meeting with other states. Florida is about 10 days behind New York.

Sebastian Mayor Ed Dodd will join us during our newscast this afternoon from our YouTube channel to talk about the parks and boat ramps.

Local:

  • Sebastian: 7 cases
  • Fellsmere: 1 case
  • Malabar: 1 case
  • Grant-Valkaria: 1 case
  • Barefoot Bay: 1 case
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Vero Beach: 50 cases

Indian River County has a population of 154,000. The patients are 59% men and 41% women between the ages of 8 to 94.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 75 (8 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 1
  • Tested Negative: 1,015
  • Hospitalizations: 20

Brevard County has a population of 590,000. The patients are 50% men and 50% women between the ages of 1 to 94.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 140 (6 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 5
  • Tested Negative: 2,628
  • Hospitalizations: 35

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

Florida

  • Cases: 20,601 (566 non-Florida residents)
  • Deaths: 470
  • Tested Negative: 175,606
  • Hospitalizations: 2,694

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 – 1,044 cases
  • 4/2 – 1,288 cases
  • 4/3 – 1,310 cases
  • 4/4 – 1,167 cases
  • 4/5 – 774 cases
  • 4/6 – 1,196 cases
  • 4/7 – 1,045 cases
  • 4/8 – 1,078 cases
  • 4/9 – 1,060 cases
  • 4/10 – 1,120 cases
  • 4/11 – 1,103 cases
  • 4/12 – 842 cases

So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on April 2nd and April 3rd. The curve may be flattening in Florida.

United States

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

  • Cases: 558,526
  • Deaths: 22,146
  • Recoveries: 42,018

Global

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

  • Cases: 1,870,076
  • Deaths: 116,052
  • Recoveries: 441,323

Sebastian

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.

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.