Sebastian climbs to 82 positive COVID-19 cases

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

As of Sunday evening, there are now 82 positive COVID-19 cases in Sebastian, Florida. The number of cases has been rising steadily over the past 10 days.

City Manager Paul Carlisle and Mayor Ed Dodd ask all citizens to wear a mask when they can not social distance, especially in stores.

Last week, the Sebastian City Council passed a resolution requiring all employees at local businesses to wear a mask when social distancing isn’t possible.

Last week, Capt. Hirams Resort shut down until Thursday, July 9th after a hotel employee, and a restaurant employee tested positive. They are required to self-quarantine for 14-days. All other staff was required to be tested.

Capt. Hirams president Will Collins said they are deep cleaning the entire property while they are closed. They plan to reopen Thursday, July 9th.

Other areas around Sebastian are also seeing an increase in COVID-19 positive cases.

  • Fellsmere: 213
  • Grant-Valkaria: 9
  • Barefoot Bay: 7
  • Malabar: 15
  • Wabasso: 2
  • Vero Beach Area: 581

Indian River County now has 974 cases, and Brevard County has 2,593.

There is one new Coronavirus related death reported in Indian River County.

Florida broke a new record of positive COVID-19 cases Friday, totaling 11,443.

Sebastian Daily will have another COVID-19 update Monday afternoon.

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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.