Sebastian Coronavirus Update for Indian River and Brevard Counties

More people are wearing medical masks now in Sebastian, Florida.
More people are wearing medical masks now in Sebastian, Florida.

This is an update on coronavirus cases in Indian River County and Brevard County, Florida.

State health department officials are not providing us with the number of “recoveries” in Indian River and Brevard counties. We’ve asked for this information repeatedly. This is what they sent us.

“The State Department of Health does not currently measure ‘recovery,’ and doesn’t expect to have such a designation anytime in the near future,” officials said.

Local:

  • Sebastian: 9 cases
  • Fellsmere: 1 case
  • Palm Bay: 40 cases
  • Malabar: 1 case
  • Grant-Valkaria: 1 case
  • Barefoot Bay: 1 case
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Vero Beach: 69 cases

Indian River County has a population of 154,000. The patients are 48 men and 32 women between the ages of 8 to 96. There are 9 patients who are non-residents.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 89
  • Deaths: 5
  • Tested Negative: 1,451
  • Hospitalizations: 24
  • Awaiting Results: 61

Brevard County has a population of 590,000. The patients are 122 men and 120 women between the ages of 8 to 94. There are 8 patients who are non-residents.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 250
  • Deaths: 8
  • Tested Negative: 6,904
  • Hospitalizations: 45
  • Awaiting Results: 2

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

Florida

  • Cases: 30,839 (843 non-Florida residents)
  • Deaths: 1,055
  • Tested Negative: 302,260
  • Hospitalizations: 4,849

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

  • 4/9 – 1,049 cases
  • 4/10 – 1,101 cases
  • 4/11 – 1080 cases
  • 4/12 – 826 cases
  • 4/13 – 956 cases
  • 4/14 – 601 cases
  • 4/15 – 920 cases
  • 4/16 – 1,216 cases
  • 4/17 – 1,105 cases
  • 4/18 – 747 cases
  • 4/19 – 717 cases
  • 4/20 – 755 cases
  • 4/21 – 872 cases
  • 4/22 – 716 cases
  • 4/23 – 1,235 cases
  • 4/24 – 784 cases

So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on April 2nd at 1,292 and April 3rd with 1,314 cases.

United States

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

  • Cases: 919,066
  • Deaths: 52,100
  • Recoveries: 99,154

Global

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

  • Cases: 2,858,489
  • Deaths: 199,874
  • Recoveries: 809,923

Sebastian

Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Hospital, is providing drive-through testing by appointments from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. 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.

If you need 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 Sebastian City Limits and Indian River 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.