Latest Sebastian COVID-19 Numbers Show No ‘Superspreader’

Latest COVID-19 numbers in Sebastian, Florida.
Latest COVID-19 numbers in Sebastian, Florida.

As local and state health officials decide how to roll out a new limited supply of COVID-19 vaccinations, the number of positive tests in Florida are still rising sharply.

In Sebastian, the number of people testing positive jumped 74 during the past 10 days, averaging about 7 per day.

It is clear that Sebastian never had a “superspreader” from 2 recent events that outside news organizations predicted or condemned. Most people did wear a mask, and others practiced social distancing.

While the Florida numbers are high, Sebastian is doing far better than other cities like Vero Beach or Miami.

There have been 9 COVID-19 related deaths during the past 10 days in Indian River County. There have been 30 COVID-19 related deaths in Brevard County during the past 10 days.

Please follow the CDC guidelines. You can still live your life and be safe.


  • Sebastian: 704
  • Roseland: 5 (unchanged during November and December)
  • Barefoot Bay: 54
  • Micco: 26
  • Grant-Valkaria: 80
  • Fellsmere: 554
  • Wabasso: 11
  • Vero Beach: 4,304 (Area of concerns. This number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach)

Indian River County

  • Cases: 5,924
  • Deaths: 150

Brevard County

  • Cases: 18,967
  • Deaths: 487


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.