COVID-19 Update for Sebastian and surrounding area

Coronavirus testing
Coronavirus testing

There are still new COVID-19 cases in our local area around Sebastian and Fellsmere. Indian River County is still climbing in numbers. However, a big concern right now are the number of Coronavirus related deaths going on in Brevard County

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

There are now 993 ICU beds available in Florida.

We need to come together as a community and wear masks, wash hands regularly, and practice social distancing to prevent another Florida shut down. We ask everyone to help so that we can stop the spread of COVID-19.


  • Sebastian: 218 cases
  • Fellsmere: 355 cases
  • Palm Bay: 1,106 cases
  • Malabar: 31 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 20 cases
  • Barefoot Bay & Micco: 11 cases
  • Wabasso: 6 cases
  • Vero Beach: 1,473 cases (this number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach)

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 2,183
  • Deaths: 38
  • Admitted to Hospital: 139

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 5,398
  • Deaths: 95
  • Admitted to Hospital: 377

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


  • Cases: 473,074
  • Deaths: 6,457
  • Currently Hospitalized: 8,720

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

  • 7/18 – 9,709 cases
  • 7/19 – 10,474 cases
  • 7/20 – 9,331 cases
  • 7/21 – 9,709 cases
  • 7/22 – 10,180 cases
  • 7/23 – 12,418 cases
  • 7/24 – 12,134 cases
  • 7/25 – 9,316 cases
  • 7/26 – 8,876 cases
  • 7/27 – 9,223 cases
  • 7/28 – 9,428 cases
  • 7/29 – 9,943 cases

United States

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

  • Cases: 4,447,648
  • Deaths: 151,077
  • Recoveries: 1,389,425


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

  • Cases: 17,084,446
  • Deaths: 668,250
  • Recoveries: 9,996,346


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.