Florida COVID-19 deaths continue to drop, but a ‘spike’ in new cases Wednesday

COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine

Since Florida lifted all COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve been waiting to see a spike in new cases.

On Wednesday, the number of new cases in Florida spiked from 2,155 to 5,489 cases. Even so, this is clearly a small spike considered the ones in July when it hit 15,000.

The percent of positive results ranged from 3.44% to 7.88% over the past 2 weeks and was 5.62% yesterday. Still, very low compared to July when it soared.

At the same time, the number of deaths related to COVID-19 has dropped considerably in Florida.

In Sebastian, the number of new cases is also dropping, showing no local spike

We still need to wash our hands, social distance, and wear a mask. These guidelines are working in Florida.


  • Sebastian: 383 cases
  • Roseland: 4 cases
  • Barefoot Bay: 35 cases
  • Micco: 11 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 40 cases
  • Fellsmere: 427 cases
  • Wabasso: 9 cases
  • Vero Beach: 2,509 cases (this number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach)

Indian River County COVID-19 Cases

  • Cases: 3,783
  • Deaths: 123

Brevard County COVID-19 Cases

  • Cases: 11,133
  • Deaths: 353

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


  • Cases: 840,334
  • Deaths: 16,470
  • Currently Hospitalized: 2,125

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

Daily new cases in Florida.
Daily new cases in Florida.

United States

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

  • Cases: 8,395,100
  • Deaths: 222,925
  • Recoveries: 3,323,354


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

  • Cases: 41,538,416
  • Deaths: 1,135,018
  • Recoveries: 28,201,653


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.