Update on COVID-19 for Sebastian, Florida

Coronavirus in Brevard County and Indian River County.
Coronavirus in Brevard County and 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.

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, we ask that you stay home.


  • Sebastian: 9 cases
  • Fellsmere: 1 case
  • Palm Bay: 48 cases
  • Malabar: 1 case
  • Grant-Valkaria: 1 case
  • Barefoot Bay: 1 case
  • Micco: 0 cases
  • Vero Beach: 78 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: 100 (11 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 8
  • Tested Negative: 2,151
  • Hospitalizations: 24
  • Awaiting Results: 51

Brevard County has a population of 590,000. The patients are 152 men and 166 women between the ages of 1 to 94.

Brevard County Coronavirus Cases

  • Cases: 328 (10 non-residents)
  • Deaths: 9
  • Tested Negative: 11,631
  • Hospitalizations: 50
  • Awaiting Results: 1

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


  • Cases: 40,001 (1,075 non-Florida residents)
  • Deaths: 1,715
  • Tested Negative: 487,730
  • Hospitalizations: 7,093

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

  • 5/1 – 716 cases
  • 5/2 – 634 cases
  • 5/3 – 774 cases
  • 5/4 – 576 cases
  • 5/5 – 585 cases
  • 5/6 – 635 cases
  • 5/7 – 353 cases
  • 5/8 – 794 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: 1,291,100
  • Deaths: 77,489
  • Recoveries: 198,993


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

  • Cases: 3,979,442
  • Deaths: 276,421
  • Recoveries: 1,342,381


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. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. In broadcasting, he has worked for WFLX-TV, WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. Andy has also worked as a computer engineer and a senior systems analyst for a variety of top companies. He has lived in Sebastian since 2002, and joined Sebastian Daily as our editor in chief in 2016. Andy’s family has lived in Sebastian for over 45 years.