Coronavirus Update for Indian River County: 38 Confirmed Cases

Coronavirus update for Sebastian, Florida.
Coronavirus update for Sebastian, Florida.

Health officials are reporting 38 confirmed coronavirus cases in Indian River County, Florida. 6 patients are non-residents.

Brevard County, our neighbor to the north, now has 48 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The Indian River County patients are 23 men and 15 women between the ages of 8 to 84. There are 5 people hospitalized, and no deaths.

About 356 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 8,010 total cases (7,717 are residents, 293 are non-Florida residents), and there have been 128 deaths. About 67,585 people have tested negative in Florida. Over 1,058 people are hospitalized in the state.

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

So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

United States

According to numbers by the CDC, there are 216,768 cases, and there have been 5,148 deaths.

The number of people recovering from the virus is 8,710 in the United States (almost doubled since yesterday).


Around the world, there are over 962,977 cases of coronavirus and over 49,180 people have died. Approximately 202,935 people have recovered from the virus worldwide.


There are 2 confirmed coronavirus cases in Sebastian, Florida. Please don’t leave home unless you’re shopping for essentials. Practice safe distancing.

For now, 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 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.