Florida COVID-19 Cases Rise, Record Number of Tests, No Changes in Sebastian

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The statewide number of cases continue to rise, but everything remains the same in Sebastian, Florida.

We will talk more about these numbers this afternoon on our Sebastian Daily Newscast.

As we’ve said repeatedly, we are going to see the numbers increase as Florida reopens, and more people are being tested than ever before.

Yesterday, there were 1,433 new cases in Florida, the highest it’s ever been. However, 54,950 people tested negative for the virus.

Barefoot Bay now has 2 cases, up from 1. It was 1 case for about three months. Vero Beach up 2 cases since yesterday.

There are no new hospitalizations in Indian River County, which is a great sign. No new COVID-19 related deaths. So far, all patients have been between the ages of 65 and 93 years old in the county.

Please wash hands regularly, wear masks when in public (especially stores), and social distance. The best thing you can do is stay home if you feel uncomfortable going out.


  • Sebastian: 13 cases
  • Fellsmere: 11 cases
  • Palm Bay: 63 cases
  • Malabar: 1 case
  • Grant-Valkaria: 1 case
  • Barefoot Bay: 1 case
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Vero Beach: 122 cases

Indian River County has a population of 154,000.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 164 (11 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 11
  • Tested Negative: 7,215
  • Hospitalization: 33

Brevard County has a population of 590,000.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 457 (11 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 13
  • Tested Negative: 26,022
  • Hospitalization: 66

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


  • Cases: 63,938 (1,522 non-Florida residents)
  • Deaths: 2,700
  • Tested Negative: 1,152,220
  • Hospitalizations: 10,942

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 – 1,032 cases
  • 6/5 – 1,269 cases
  • 6/6 – 1,433 cases

United States

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

  • Cases: 1,922,054
  • Deaths: 109,846
  • Recoveries: 500,849


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

  • Cases: 6,939,869
  • Deaths: 400,624
  • Recoveries: 3,109,800


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.