Sebastian COVID-19 Cases Drop Slightly, but Deaths Rise in Indian River County

Coronavirus cases in Sebastian, Florida.
Coronavirus cases in Sebastian, Florida.

According to data released by the Department of Health, Sebastian dropped from 33 to 19 COVID-19 cases per day. However, this past week, the number of deaths have climbed in Indian River County.

There are also declines in surrounding areas in Roseland, Barefoot Bay, Micco, and Grant-Valkaria. However, these numbers can change at any time.

COVID-19 cases are still increasing in Fellsmere, and Vero Beach.

13 COVID-19 patients have died this past week in Indian River County. The health department said 5 of the 13 patients died on Thursday alone.

The Florida Department of Health Indian River will hold four vaccination clinicsTuesday, January 12, through Friday, January 15, by-appointment-only for individuals 65 years and older at the Indian River County Fairgrounds (7955 58th Avenue in Vero Beach).

Please do your part in the community and follow the CDC guidelines. Please social distance and wear a mask when gathering in crowds.


  • Sebastian: 1,065
  • Roseland: 9
  • Barefoot Bay: 68
  • Micco: 40
  • Grant-Valkaria: 96
  • Fellsmere: 695
  • Wabasso: 16
  • Vero Beach: 6,109 – This number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach.

Indian River County COVID-19 Cases

  • Cases: 8,283 (83 new cases today) 
  • Deaths: 175 (UP by 13 this week)

Brevard County COVID-19 Cases

  • Cases: 24,493 (314 new cases today)
  • Deaths: 550 (UP by 24 this week)


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.