Sebastian COVID-19 Cases Remain Low

Sebastian, Florida Coronavirus Update.
Sebastian, Florida Coronavirus Update.

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.

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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.