Sebastian COVID-19 Update: Florida Set to Reopen May 4th

Latest coronavirus update in Sebastian, Florida.
Latest coronavirus update in Sebastian, Florida.

This is an update on coronavirus cases in Indian River County and Brevard County, Florida.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that we will begin Phase 1 to reopen on May 4, 2020, and it’s only a matter of weeks before Phase 2 launches.

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Local:

  • Sebastian: 9 cases
  • Fellsmere: 1 case
  • Palm Bay: 43 cases
  • Malabar: 1 case
  • Grant-Valkaria: 1 case
  • Barefoot Bay: 1 case
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Vero Beach: 70 cases

Indian River County has a population of 154,000. The patients are 47 men and 33 women between the ages of 8 to 94.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 90 (10 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 7
  • Tested Negative: 1,678
  • Hospitalizations: 24
  • Awaiting Results: 47

Brevard County has a population of 590,000. The patients are 135 men and 141 women between the ages of 1 to 94.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 285 (7 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 8
  • Tested Negative: 8,082
  • Hospitalizations: 47
  • Awaiting Results: 1

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

Florida

  • Cases: 33,690 (889 non-Florida residents)
  • Deaths: 1,268
  • Tested Negative: 348,715
  • Hospitalizations: 5,589

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

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  • 4/16 – 1,203 cases
  • 4/17 – 1,089 cases
  • 4/18 – 747 cases
  • 4/19 – 717 cases
  • 4/20 – 754 cases
  • 4/21 – 868 cases
  • 4/22 – 709 cases
  • 4/23 – 1,225 cases
  • 4/24 – 744 cases
  • 4/25 – 803 cases
  • 4/26 – 522 cases
  • 4/27 – 764 cases
  • 4/28 – 346 cases
  • 4/29 – 527 cases

So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on April 2nd at 1,292 and April 3rd with 1,314 cases.

United States

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

  • Cases: 1,043,595
  • Deaths: 61,187
  • Recoveries: 124,294

Global

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

  • Cases: 3,224,079
  • Deaths: 228,908
  • Recoveries: 993,029

Sebastian

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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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.