Update: 6 Coronavirus Patients in Sebastian, Florida

Sebastian, Florida Coronavirus Update
Sebastian, Florida Coronavirus Update

The number of Coronavirus cases in Sebastian is now 6, according to health officials. This latest coronavirus update from Sebastian, Florida. Overall, the numbers remain low for a city of our size.

On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci lowered the Coronavirus death toll estimate from upward of 240,000 to 60,000, offering some encouragement during the pandemic. Fauci says social distancing and other practices have greatly improved the outlook.

Also, the IRS announced that the stimulus checks are coming next week at a time when most working Americans haven’t seen any income in about a month.

In Sebastian, many people are wearing masks around town, which will help stop the spread of the virus.

We’ll talk more about this today during our live newscast! This afternoon, you can watch us live on Facebook or from our Sebastian YouTube Channel.

Local:

  • Sebastian: 6 cases
  • Fellsmere: 1 case
  • Malabar: 1 case
  • Grant-Valkaria: 1 case
  • Barefoot Bay: 1 case
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Vero Beach: 49 cases

Indian River County has a population of 154,000. The patients are 39 men and 29 women between the ages of 8 to 94.

Indian River County

  • Cases: 70 (6 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 1
  • Tested Negative: 878
  • Hospitalizations: 17

Brevard County has a population of 590,000. The patients are 60 men and 60 women between the ages of 1 to 94.

Brevard County

  • Cases: 120 (6 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 2
  • Tested Negative: 2,239
  • Hospitalizations: 33

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

Florida

  • Cases: 18,494 (533 non-Florida residents)
  • Deaths: 438
  • Tested Negative: 154,439
  • Hospitalizations: 2,528

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

  • 3/24 – 286 cases
  • 3/25 – 504 cases
  • 3/26 – 546 cases
  • 3/27 – 678 cases
  • 3/28 – 737 cases
  • 3/29 – 903 cases
  • 3/30 – 875 cases
  • 3/31 – 938 cases
  • 4/1 – 1,100 cases
  • 4/2 – 1,300 cases
  • 4/3 – 1,300 cases
  • 4/4 – 1,200 cases
  • 4/5 – 791 cases
  • 4/6 – 1,200 cases
  • 4/7 – 1,100 cases
  • 4/8 – 1,100 cases
  • 4/9 – 1,100 cases
  • 4/10 – 1,100 cases

So far, the new cases in Florida peaked on April 2nd and April 3rd.

United States

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

  • Cases: 501,680
  • Deaths: 18,780
  • Recoveries: 29,191

Global

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

  • Cases: 1,715,143
  • Deaths: 103,874
  • Recoveries: 389,374

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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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.