COVID-19: Florida spikes continue, but no changes in Sebastian

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases
Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

As Florida reopens, and as more people are getting tested, we’re going to see a rise in the number of cases. As the number goes up, so does the number of people who tested negative for the virus.

While 1,269 tested positive yesterday for COVID-19 in Florida, about 39,133 people tested negative.

Fellsmere has gone up to 11 cases. There are no changes to Sebastian since yesterday.

We reported yesterday that there was one new coronavirus related death. The patient was an 84-year-old woman in Indian River County.

So far, all patients have been between the ages of 65 and 93 years old in the county.

As the state spikes, Sebastian is still doing very well. However, the state numbers tell us not to let our guard down.

Please wash hands regularly, wear masks when in public (especially stores), and social distance.


  • Sebastian: 13 cases
  • Fellsmere: 11 cases
  • Palm Bay: 62 cases
  • Malabar: 1 case
  • Grant-Valkaria: 1 case
  • Barefoot Bay: 1 case
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Vero Beach: 120 cases

Indian River County has a population of 154,000.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 160 (11 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 11
  • Tested Negative: 6,717
  • Hospitalization: 33

Brevard County has a population of 590,000.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 453 (11 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 13
  • Tested Negative: 25,257
  • Hospitalization: 66

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


  • Cases: 62,758 (1,495 non-Florida residents)
  • Deaths: 2,688
  • Tested Negative: 1,111,427
  • Hospitalizations: 10,891

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

  • 5/24 – 983 cases
  • 5/25 – 504 cases
  • 5/26 – 480 cases
  • 5/27 – 617 cases
  • 5/28 – 1,225 cases
  • 5/29 – 754 cases
  • 5/30 – 874 cases
  • 5/31 – 706 cases
  • 6/1 – 606 cases
  • 6/2 – 1,219 cases
  • 6/3 – 1,276 cases
  • 6/4 – 1,035 cases
  • 6/5 – 1,269 cases

United States

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

  • Cases: 1,909,077
  • Deaths: 109,497
  • Recoveries: 491,706


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

  • Cases: 6,804,044
  • Deaths: 362,678
  • Recoveries: 2,788,806


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. Please wear a mask if you are ill or have a health condition.

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.