Rumor Control: No confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Sebastian

There’s been a lot of rumors in recent days about a possible local man contracting the coronavirus in Sebastian.

We have spoken with someone with the Florida Department of Health who said the rumor is false. As of right now, there are no confirmed coronavirus cases in Indian River County or Brevard County.

Since last night, there are four new cases in Florida.

One of those cases was just announced an hour ago in Seminole County, near Orlando.

“He is a 68 year old male that is being appropriately cared for & isolated. This is a travel-related case,” health officials told Sebastian Daily.

It was announced yesterday that the NBA has postponed its season, and Actor Tom Hanks and his wife have the coronavirus. President Trump had banned all travel from Europe (except for the U.K.) for 30 days.

We will have more news about coronavirus Friday, but we do not plan to report every single case in Florida unless the virus spreads into Indian River County or Brevard County.

In the meantime, you can read the CDC’s coronavirus preventative steps.

It’s great to prepare, but there’s no reason to panic.

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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.