Indian River County Officials Confirm 30 Cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus in Indian River County
Coronavirus in Indian River County

Health officials are reporting 30 confirmed coronavirus cases in Indian River County, Florida. 2 patients are non-residents.

Brevard County, our neighbor to the north, now has 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The Indian River County patients are 18 men and 12 women between the ages of 8 to 84. The average age is 57. There are 3 people hospitalized, and no deaths.

About 258 people tested negative in Indian River County. Officials are waiting on 7 results.

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.

Florida

The big concern right now is the state of Florida. The daily cases are soaring steadily.

Florida now has 6,338 total cases (6,096 are residents, 242 are non-Florida residents), and there have been 77 deaths. About 53,773 people have tested negative in Florida. Over 715 people are hospitalized in the state.

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

  • 3/24 – 286 cases
  • 3/25 – 504 cases
  • 3/26 – 546 cases
  • 3/27 – 678 cases
  • 3/28 – 737 cases
  • 3/29 – 903 cases
  • 3/30 – 875 cases
  • 3/31 – 376 cases (UPDATED: so far today)

So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

United States

According to numbers by the CDC, there are 143,532 cases (21,000 more since yesterday), and there have been 3,173 deaths (601 since yesterday).

The number of people recovering from the virus is 4,865 in the United States. New York has the most cases of coronavirus, totaling 60,679 confirmed with 1,026 deaths.

Global

Around the world, there are over 803,650 cases of coronavirus and over 39,014 deaths (3,900 people died yesterday). Approximately 172,772 people have recovered from the virus worldwide.

Sebastian

We are putting together a list of resources and other content all this week, especially those who are older and in need. We will have this information published soon.

For now, if you need groceries or other items delivered to your home, call Blue River Delivery at 772-643-6880.

Please practice social distancing and stay home if you’re over the age of 65. Let’s try to stay home as much as possible to stop the spread of this virus.

Sebastian Daily will continue to provide future updates on the coronavirus.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. 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.