Sebastian COVID-19 numbers on the rise, but fewer hospitalizations and deaths

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

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Sebastian is still rising, and it appears that younger people are now contracting the coronavirus more than ever before, according to state health officials.

However, the number of patients at local hospitals and deaths related to the virus have dropped. COVID-19 is still a serious pandemic in Florida and should be taken seriously.

Fellsmere numbers are still high, but they may be slowing down this week. We won’t know for sure until Friday.

We will talk about these numbers and the mandatory face mask discussion during our Sebastian Daily Newscast prior to tonight’s meeting at City Hall.

Please wear a mask when in stores, wash your hands regularly, and practice social distancing.


  • Sebastian: 58 cases
  • Fellsmere: 183 cases
  • Palm Bay: 358 cases
  • Malabar: 11 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 8 cases
  • Barefoot Bay & Micco: 5 cases
  • Wabasso: 2 case
  • Vero Beach: 443 cases (this number also includes Vero Lake Estates and other rural areas near Vero Beach)

Indian River County has a population of 154,000.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 781
  • Deaths: 16
  • Hospitalization: 57

Brevard County has a population of 590,000.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 2,034
  • Deaths: 17
  • Hospitalization: 114

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


  • Cases: 169,447
  • Deaths: 3,650
  • Hospitalizations: 15,125
  • Tested Negative: 1,821,357

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

  • 6/21 – 2,761 cases
  • 6/22 – 3,822 cases
  • 6/23 – 5,449 cases
  • 6/24 – 4,964 cases
  • 6/25 – 8,792 cases
  • 6/26 – 9,552 cases (PEAK)
  • 6/27 – 8,399 cases
  • 6/28 – 5,399 cases
  • 6/29 – 5,996 cases
  • 6/30 – 6,563 cases

United States

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

  • Cases: 2,638,338
  • Deaths: 127,485
  • Recoveries: 720,631


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

  • Cases: 10,512,383
  • Deaths: 512,331
  • Recoveries: 5,387,249


Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Hospital, is providing testing by appointment only. 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. Please wear a mask if you are ill or have a health condition.

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 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.