Nearly 20 new COVID-19 cases in Sebastian during the past 2 days

Sebastian, Florida Coronavirus Update.
Sebastian, Florida Coronavirus Update.

There are now 159 COVID-19 cases in Sebastian, Florida. The area soared to approximately twenty new cases in just two days. Since Friday, about 87 more people were admitted to the hospital with coronavirus symptoms in Indian River County.

The number of deaths this week in Florida rose to 701, indicating that the number of deaths are slowly rising in the state. Florida reported 12,523 new COVID-19 cases for Saturday. State health officials say they tested 115,149 people.

Overall, our local area is still doing better than most cities and counties. But please wear a mask at all times when you can’t social distance or in stores.

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

There are now 1,249 ICU beds available in Florida.

We need to come together as a community and wear masks, wash hands regularly, and practice social distancing to prevent another Florida shut down. We ask everyone to help so that we can stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a conspiracy theory until someone they know catches the virus. This virus is not like the flu or pneumonia. There is no vaccine for it. Please, let’s get serious.


  • Sebastian: 159 cases
  • Fellsmere: 294 cases
  • Palm Bay: 848 cases
  • Malabar: 23 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 15 cases
  • Barefoot Bay & Micco: 9 cases
  • Wabasso: 6 cases
  • Vero Beach: 1,041 cases (this number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach)

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 1,551
  • Deaths: 24
  • Admitted to Hospital: 191

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 4,152
  • Deaths: 49
  • Admitted to Hospital: 278

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


  • Cases: 350,446
  • Deaths: 5,002
  • Currently Hospitalized: 9,164
  • Tested Negative: 2,594,419

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

  • 7/9 – 11,321 cases
  • 7/10 – 10,345 cases
  • 7/11 – 15,244 cases (PEAK)
  • 7/12 – 12,281 cases
  • 7/13 – 9,265 cases
  • 7/14 – 10,065 cases
  • 7/15 – 13,860 cases
  • 7/16 – 11,303 cases
  • 7/17 – 10,274 cases
  • 7/18 – 12,523 cases

United States

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

  • Cases: 3,736,213
  • Deaths: 140,255
  • Recoveries: 1,122,720


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

  • Cases: 14,348,475
  • Deaths: 603,167
  • Recoveries: 8,068,409


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. 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.