Sebastian Daily Update on COVID-19 for Indian River County and Brevard County

Coronavirus update for Indian River County.
Coronavirus update for Indian River County.

This is an update on coronavirus cases in Sebastian, Florida. This report also contains COVID-19 data for Indian River County and Brevard County.

State health officials delayed sending us data today. However, the numbers look good, showing anywhere from 500 to 700 cases per day. Our peak was April 3rd and April 4th with over 1,300 cases per day.

Watch our Sebastian Daily Newscast about a gym owner trying to reopen while violating the governor’s executive order, Checkers in Roseland may never reopen, a man in grant is charged with murder, and state health officials are late each day with coronavirus data.

As Sebastian slowly reopens, please support our local small businesses and be patient with our restaurant staff. The workers are only obeying the CDC Guidelines and rules set by management. Please comply with what they ask. It is only their job.

If you are over 65 and have a chronic health condition or illness, please stay home.

The weather should be beautiful from now until Saturday night. A cold front is moving through Saturday evening, bringing rain into Sunday. If you’re going out on the boat, do it Saturday before the rain hits Sunday.


  • Sebastian: 9 cases
  • Fellsmere: 1 case
  • Palm Bay: 46 cases
  • Malabar: 1 case
  • Grant-Valkaria: 1 case
  • Barefoot Bay: 1 case
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Vero Beach: 77 cases

Indian River County has a population of 154,000. The patients are 49 men and 38 women between the ages of 8 to 94.

Indian River County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 99 (11 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 8
  • Tested Negative: 2,046
  • Hospitalizations: 24
  • Awaiting Results: 51

Brevard County has a population of 590,000. The patients are 151 men and 164 women between the ages of 1 to 94.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 325 (10 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 8
  • Tested Negative: 10,876
  • Hospitalizations: 50
  • Awaiting Results: 1

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


  • Cases: 38,828 (1,015 non-Florida residents)
  • Deaths: 1,600
  • Tested Negative: 454,122
  • Hospitalizations: 6,765

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

  • 4/23 – 1,223 cases
  • 4/24 – 744 cases
  • 4/25 – 800 cases
  • 4/26 – 522 cases
  • 4/27 – 763 cases
  • 4/28 – 344 cases
  • 4/29 – 516 cases
  • 4/30 – 989 cases
  • 5/1 – 718 cases
  • 5/2 – 635 cases
  • 5/3 – 774 cases
  • 5/4 – 578 cases
  • 5/5 – 588 cases
  • 5/5 – 651 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: 1,206,323
  • Deaths: 71,152
  • Recoveries: 189,791


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

  • Cases: 3,836,215
  • Deaths: 268,999
  • Recoveries: 1,278,449


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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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.