New COVID-19 cases slowing down in Sebastian, Florida

Florida urged to wear masks.
Florida urged to wear masks.

The number of new cases in and around Sebastian are slowing down, but the COVID-19 related deaths in Indian River County and Brevard County are still rising. This is something we need to keep an eye on.

In fact, for the past two days there hasn’t been any new cases in Sebastian, Fellsmere, Micco, Barefoot Bay, or Grant. However, places in Vero Beach are still on the rise.

As we stated in our previous Sebastian newscast, several states where they made masks mandatory witnessed a slowdown in new cases.

The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations are also dropping statewide in Florida.

You can still live YOUR LIFE and be safe. Please practice social distancing, wash hands regularly, and wear a mask when unable to social distance.


  • Sebastian: 250 cases
  • Barefoot Bay: 12 cases
  • Micco: 4 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 21 cases
  • Fellsmere: 376 cases
  • Wabasso: 8 cases
  • Vero Beach: 1,805 cases (this number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach)

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 2,680
  • Deaths: 58
  • Admitted to Hospital: 207

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 6,524
  • Deaths: 164
  • Admitted to Hospital: 513

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


  • Cases: 588,669
  • Deaths: 9,047
  • Currently Hospitalized: 6,319

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

  • 8/1 – 7,117 cases
  • 8/2 – 4,839 cases
  • 8/3 – 5,424 cases
  • 8/4 – 5,478 cases
  • 8/5 – 7,672 cases
  • 8/6 – 7,651 cases
  • 8/7 – 8,509 cases
  • 8/8 – 6,232 cases
  • 8/9 – 4,224 cases
  • 8/10 – 5,847 cases
  • 8/11 – 8,160 cases
  • 8/12 – 6,331 cases

United States

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

  • Cases: 5,254,878
  • Deaths: 167,253
  • Recoveries: 1,774,648


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

  • Cases: 20,952,811
  • Deaths: 760,235
  • Recoveries: 13,015,397


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.