New COVID-19 case numbers rise in Sebastian

COVID-19 update in Sebastian, Florida.
COVID-19 update in Sebastian, Florida.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Sebastian is on the rise, and we probably won’t know the full totals from the testing site at the Barber Sports Complex for another few days.

As we previously reported, my wife and I contracted COVID-19 on Oct. 22. We are now recovering after 10 days of vomiting, severe diarrhea, loss of appetite, and high fevers. For us, this virus is far worse than any flu.

We got relaxed with our mask wearing when going out to restaurants or bars. We let our guard down and contracted the virus. A huge regret. We lost our taste, which most people do from the virus. A lot of people don’t regain their taste back for a few months.

Please follow the CDC guidelines by washing your hands, social distancing, and wearing a mask whenever you can’t social distance. Don’t make the same mistake.

Florida was topping 15,000 cases per day until people started wearing a mask, which slowed down the virus. The number of deaths also dropped as a result. Masks have proven to slow the spread of COVID-19 in other states and in Europe.

Please don’t wear the same mask day after day or you will get a bacteria infection, or possibly worse, pneumonia. Wearing a mask protects you and others.

You can still live your life and be safe.


  • Sebastian: 431 cases
  • Roseland: 5 cases
  • Barefoot Bay: 40 cases
  • Micco: 14 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 44 cases
  • Fellsmere: 434 cases
  • Wabasso: 9 cases
  • Vero Beach: 2,702 cases (this number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach)

Indian River County COVID-19 Cases

  • Cases: 4,124
  • Deaths: 125

Brevard County COVID-19 Cases

  • Cases: 12,247
  • Deaths: 376

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


  • Cases: 887,872
  • Deaths: 16,997
  • Currently Hospitalized: 2,297

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

COVID-19 numbers
COVID-19 numbers

United States

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

  • Cases: 9,184,689
  • Deaths: 230,843
  • Recoveries: 3,612,478


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

  • Cases: 46,379,835
  • Deaths: 1,198,688
  • Recoveries: 30,926,660


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.