COVID-19 Update: Please wear a mask regularly in Sebastian, Florida

Indian River County COVID-19 update.
Indian River County COVID-19 update.

Please wear a mask when in stores, wash your hands regularly, and practice social distancing in Sebastian, Florida.

We are seeing a small climb in Coronavirus cases in the city. We need to be more careful as more people now have COVID-19 in our city. As long as you’re doing everything you can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you have nothing to worry about. We need to do everything to fight this virus to keep it from spreading throughout Sebastian.

Coronavirus is still very serious in Florida. If you are older and have an illness or a chronic condition, please stay home. We are very concerned about the older population.

The number of Coronavirus cases in Florida are still high, but the number of deaths are still decreasing. The percent of people tested is now 4.60% in Indian River County.

The primary area of concerns right now is Fellsmere, Vero Beach, and Palm Bay. Again, please wear masks.


  • Sebastian: 28 cases
  • Fellsmere: 109 cases
  • Palm Bay: 183 cases
  • Malabar: 5 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 4 cases
  • Barefoot Bay: 3 cases
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Wabasso: 2 case
  • Vero Beach: 277 cases

Indian River County has a population of 154,000.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 462
  • Deaths: 15
  • Hospitalization: 51

Brevard County has a population of 590,000.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 982
  • Deaths: 17
  • Hospitalization: 98

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


  • Cases: 111,973
  • Deaths: 3,333
  • Hospitalizations: 13,614
  • Recoveries: 25,426

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

  • 6/9 – 1,225 cases
  • 6/10 – 1,655 cases
  • 6/11 – 1,634 cases
  • 6/12 – 2,317 cases
  • 6/13 – 2,125 cases
  • 6/14 – 1,766 cases
  • 6/15 – 2,698 cases
  • 6/16 – 2,418 cases
  • 6/17 – 2,697 cases
  • 6/18 – 3,305 cases
  • 6/19 – 4,016 cases
  • 6/20 – 4,655 cases
  • 6/21 – 2,768 cases
  • 6/22 – 3,862 cases
  • 6/23 – 5,499 cases

United States

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

  • Cases: 2,348,956
  • Deaths: 121,279
  • Recoveries: 647,548


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

  • Cases: 9,295,365
  • Deaths: 478,289
  • Recoveries: 4,661,118


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.