Florida has 15,299 new cases after additional COVID-19 testing

Indian River County and Brevard County coronavirus update.
Indian River County and Brevard County coronavirus update.

Florida broke a new record Saturday with 15,299 new COVID-19 cases, but 123,501 people tested negative. More than 143,000 people were tested for coronavirus Saturday throughout the state.

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

The number of deaths are also low.

However, the number of local hospitalizations has increased in both Indian River County and Brevard County.

Sebastian now has 118 cases. Unfortunately, the county health department is not providing us with the number recoveries.

There are 1,153 ICU beds available in Florida.

To prevent another possible state-wide Florida shutdown, please help by wearing a mask in stores, wash your hands regularly, and practice social distancing.


  • Sebastian: 118 cases
  • Fellsmere: 249 cases
  • Palm Bay: 683 cases
  • Malabar: 21 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 14 cases
  • Barefoot Bay & Micco: 9 cases
  • Wabasso: 3 cases
  • Vero Beach: 753 cases (this number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach)

Indian River County has a population of 154,000.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 1,232
  • Deaths: 20
  • Hospitalization: 91

Brevard County has a population of 590,000.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 3,461
  • Deaths: 29
  • Hospitalization: 202

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


  • Cases: 282,688
  • Deaths: 4,346
  • Currently Hospitalized: 7,499
  • Tested Negative: 2,304,196

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

  • 7/2 – 9,401 cases
  • 7/3 – 11,393 cases
  • 7/4 – 9,929 cases
  • 7/5 – 6,274 cases
  • 7/6 – 7.287 cases
  • 7/7 – 9,994 cases
  • 7/8 – 8,909 cases
  • 7/9 – 11,336 cases
  • 7/10 – 10,324 cases
  • 7/11 – 15,299 cases (PEAK)

United States

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

  • Cases: 3,269,531
  • Deaths: 134,898
  • Recoveries: 995,576


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

  • Cases: 12,772,755
  • Deaths: 566,036
  • Recoveries: 7,030,749


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. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. In broadcasting, he has worked for WFLX-TV, WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. Andy has also worked as a computer engineer and a senior systems analyst for a variety of top companies. He has lived in Sebastian since 2002, and joined Sebastian Daily as our editor in chief in 2016. Andy’s family has lived in Sebastian for over 45 years.