Indian River County Coronavirus Update: 85 Cases, 4 Deaths

Coronavirus
Coronavirus

This is an update on coronavirus cases in Indian River County and Brevard County, Florida.

Indian River County now has 4 deaths.

So far, the daily new cases in Florida has not peaked since April 2nd and April 3rd when they averaged 1,300 per day.

State health department officials are not providing us with the number of “recoveries” in Indian River and Brevard counties. We’ve asked for this information repeatedly. This is what they sent us.

“The State Department of Health does not currently measure ‘recovery,’ and doesn’t expect to have such a designation anytime in the near future,” officials said.

Local:

  • Sebastian: 9 cases
  • Fellsmere: 1 case
  • Palm Bay: 36 cases
  • Malabar: 1 case
  • Grant-Valkaria: 1 case
  • Barefoot Bay: 1 case
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Vero Beach: 67 cases

Indian River County has a population of 154,000. The patients are 58% men and 42% women between the ages of 8 to 94.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 85 (8 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 4
  • Tested Negative: 1,258
  • Hospitalizations: 23
  • Awaiting Results: 59

Brevard County has a population of 590,000. The patients are 50% men and 50% women between the ages of 1 to 94.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 216 (7 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 7
  • Tested Negative: 5,807
  • Hospitalizations: 39
  • Awaiting Results: 2

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

Florida

  • Cases: 26,660 (696 non-Florida residents)
  • Deaths: 789
  • Tested Negative: 239,565
  • Hospitalizations: 3,842

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

  • 4/9 – 1,052 cases
  • 4/10 – 1,104 cases
  • 4/11 – 1081 cases
  • 4/12 – 830 cases
  • 4/13 – 958 cases
  • 4/14 – 604 cases
  • 4/15 – 919 cases
  • 4/16 – 1,220 cases
  • 4/17 – 1,112 cases
  • 4/18 – 760 cases
  • 4/19 – 739 cases

So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on April 2nd at 1,292 and April 3rd with 1,314 cases.

United States

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

  • Cases: 760,570
  • Deaths: 40,702
  • Recoveries: 71,011

Global

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

  • Cases: 2,424,419
  • Deaths: 166,256
  • Recoveries: 636,183

Sebastian

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.

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.