Sebastian Coronavirus Update: New Florida Cases Drop in 2-Day Trend

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

While the news is encouraging that new coronavirus cases has dropped, it’s still only a 2-day trend and we’re not out of the woods yet.

It’s important, and we emphasize this, that it’s still too early to draw an overall conclusion. We ask everyone to follow the CDC guidelines until the trend stabilizes.

“All this distancing and closures has to be helping,” Pete Anderson, owner of Pareidolia Brewing Co., told Sebastian Daily.

There are still 4 confirmed coronavirus cases in Sebastian, Florida. Fellsmere, Grant, Micco, and Barefoot Bay have no cases at this time. Malabar, north of Grant, now has 1 confirmed case.

There are 55 cases in Indian River County, Florida. 6 patients are non-residents.

The Indian River County patients are 33 men and 22 women between the ages of 8 to 84. There are 13 people hospitalized, and no deaths.

About 566 people tested negative in Indian River County.

The number of cases are projected to go up this week, as we’ve said during our live newscast. (visit our Sebastian Daily Youtube Channel to keep up with newscasts).


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

  • Cases: 13,324 (399 non-Florida residents)
  • Deaths: 236
  • Tested Negative: 103,301
  • Hospitalizations: 1,592
New daily cases in Florida drop.
New daily cases in Florida drop.

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

  • 3/24 – 286 cases
  • 3/25 – 504 cases
  • 3/26 – 546 cases
  • 3/27 – 678 cases
  • 3/28 – 737 cases
  • 3/29 – 903 cases
  • 3/30 – 875 cases
  • 3/31 – 938 cases
  • 4/1 – 1,100 cases
  • 4/2 – 1,300 cases
  • 4/3 – 1,300 cases
  • 4/4 – 1,200 cases
  • 4/5 – 791 cases

So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on Thursday and Friday. If the numbers for 4/5 are accurate, this is very encouraging.

United States

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

  • Cases: 337,971
  • Deaths: 9,654
  • Recoveries: 17,582


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

  • Cases: 1,289,380
  • Deaths: 70,590
  • Recoveries: 270,372


All County-operated playgrounds, along with those operated by the cities of Vero Beach, Sebastian, and Fellsmere, will be closed effective 8:00 a.m. Monday until further notice. However, all parks and conservation areas will remain open, as well as restroom facilities located at those parks and conservation areas.

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.