The number of COVID-19 cases in Sebastian remain low, about 16 per day. The number of deaths in Florida also remain low.
However, there have been 18 people this week who have died after contracting COVID-19 in Indian River County, and at least 2 people have died on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.
On Tuesday, the Indian River County Commission voted 4-1 to extend its mask mandate for at least another six months. Commissioner Joe Flescher was the only commissioner who didn’t agree.
“I can’t support something that has no consequences for not wearing a mask. This isn’t a true mandate,” Flescher said.
However, Flescher also said there are “opinions” and “science” to support each side of the mask debate.
Please do your part in the community and follow the CDC guidelines. Please social distance and wear a mask when gathering in crowds.
- Sebastian: 1,178
- Roseland: 9
- Barefoot Bay: 70
- Micco: 43
- Grant-Valkaria: 107
- Fellsmere: 750
- Wabasso: 17
- Vero Beach: 6,713 – This number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach.
Indian River County COVID-19 Cases
- Cases: 9,078
- Deaths: 196
Brevard County COVID-19 Cases
- Cases: 26,896
- Deaths: 583
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.