Florida new COVID-19 cases drop nearly 50 percent, Sebastian has 46, Fellsmere 176

Florida urged to wear masks.
Florida urged to wear masks.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Florida has dropped nearly 50 percent since Saturday. The number of deaths related to the coronavirus continue to drop. However, we are not out of the woods yet.

Starting today, June 29 2020, all workers in unincorporated areas of Indian River County are required to wear a masks in stores.

COVID-19 is still a serious pandemic in Florida and should be taken seriously.

Sebastian officials will decide this week if masks become mandatory in the city, according to City Manager Paul Carlisle.

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


  • Sebastian: 46 cases
  • Fellsmere: 176 cases
  • Palm Bay: 290 cases
  • Malabar: 8 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 7 cases
  • Barefoot Bay: 5 cases
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Wabasso: 2 case
  • Vero Beach: 414 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: 697
  • Deaths: 16
  • Hospitalization: 57

Brevard County has a population of 590,000.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 1,788
  • Deaths: 17
  • Hospitalization: 111

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


  • Cases: 156,792
  • Deaths: 3,546
  • Hospitalizations: 14,651
  • Tested Negative: 1,766,234

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

  • 6/17 – 2,692 cases
  • 6/18 – 3,303 cases
  • 6/19 – 4,009 cases
  • 6/20 – 4,640 cases
  • 6/21 – 2,761 cases
  • 6/22 – 3,823 cases
  • 6/23 – 5,458 cases
  • 6/24 – 4,965 cases
  • 6/25 – 8,813 cases
  • 6/26 – 9,557 cases
  • 6/27 – 8,424 cases
  • 6/28 – 5,409 cases

United States

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

  • Cases: 2,562,921
  • Deaths: 125,864
  • Recoveries: 685,164


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

  • Cases: 10,189,350
  • Deaths: 502,719
  • Recoveries: 5,165,917


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 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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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.