COVID-19 Update for Indian River County, Brevard County

COVID-19 testing
COVID-19 testing

For the past week or so, we have people dying almost every day in Indian River County and Brevard County from COVID-19, according to data released by state health officials. This is a big concern right now.

However, the number of people currently being treated for COVID-19 in Florida has dropped about 1,300 since last week.

Tests are rising, but so are the numbers of people who test negative for coronavirus in Indian River and Brevard. Data also shows that most people contracting the virus are between 25-34 years old.

The good news is, at least here in Sebastian, the number of cases are rising slowly. A couple of weeks ago they were rising sharply and it was a concern. We believe that more people are taking COVID-19 more seriously in Sebastian, wearing face masks more often, washing hands regularly, and practicing social distancing.

We also monitored the sandbar near the Sebastian Inlet for the past two weekends and boaters are keeping their distance. We are in this together, and together we will stop the spread of COVID-19.

Sebastian is still far better than most other cities and counties in Florida. You can still live YOUR LIFE and be safe.

Local:

  • Sebastian: 241 cases
  • Fellsmere: 365 cases
  • Palm Bay: 1,208 cases
  • Malabar: 33 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 21 cases
  • Barefoot Bay & Micco: 11 cases
  • Wabasso: 6 cases
  • Vero Beach: 1,673 cases (this number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach)

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 2,489
  • Deaths: 51
  • Admitted to Hospital: 184

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 5,938
  • Deaths: 134
  • Admitted to Hospital: 450

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

Florida

  • Cases: 533,011
  • Deaths: 7,871
  • Currently Hospitalized: 7,459

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

  • 7/30 – 8,953 cases
  • 7/31 – 9,593 cases
  • 8/1 – 7,137 cases
  • 8/2 – 4,848 cases
  • 8/3 – 5,415 cases
  • 8/4 – 5,489 cases
  • 8/5 – 7,683 cases

United States

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

  • Cases: 4,870,367
  • Deaths: 159,864
  • Recoveries: 1,598,624

Global

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

  • Cases: 18,923,922
  • Deaths: 710,916
  • Recoveries: 11,436,080

Sebastian

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

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.