Sebastian COVID-19 Update: Postive cases climb to 84

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases
Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

It’s becoming more common that someone knows at least one person who has contracted COVID-19 in Sebastian, Florida.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases are still climbing in our area. The coronavirus is still a serious pandemic in Florida and should be taken seriously.

However, there are more than 200 ICU beds available in Florida according to Friday’s numbers, bringing the total to 1,271.

About 2,027,493 people have tested negative for COVID-19 in Florida.

While the number of deaths have remained very low in Indian River County and Brevard County, there was one new coronavirus related death last week. Unfortunately, the health department will no longer provide us details about the patient’s ages.

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


  • Sebastian: 84 cases
  • Fellsmere: 216 cases
  • Palm Bay: 509 cases
  • Malabar: 15 cases
  • Grant-Valkaria: 9 cases
  • Barefoot Bay & Micco: 7 cases
  • Wabasso: 3 case
  • Vero Beach: 596 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: 995
  • Deaths: 17
  • Hospitalization: 66

Brevard County has a population of 590,000.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 2,663
  • Deaths: 19
  • Hospitalization: 134

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


  • Cases: 216,897
  • Deaths: 3,880
  • Hospitalizations: 16,352
  • Tested Negative: 2,027,493

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

  • 6/27 – 8,390 cases
  • 6/28 – 5,397 cases
  • 6/29 – 6,055 cases
  • 6/30 – 6,586 cases
  • 7/1 – 9,515 cases (PEAK)
  • 7/2 – 9,448 cases
  • 7/3 – 11,436 cases
  • 7/4 – 9,997 cases
  • 7/5 – 6,327 cases

United States

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

  • Cases: 2,910,023
  • Deaths: 130,090
  • Recoveries: 906,763


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

  • Cases: 11,516,782
  • Deaths: 535,453
  • Recoveries: 6,223,819


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 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.