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February 18 COVID-19, vaccination report for Okaloosa, Niceville

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NICEVILLE, Fla — The Florida Department of Health on Thursday reported 92 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa County. There are 17 new cases in Niceville and Valparaiso.

The FDOH reports 553 vaccinations were administered in Okaloosa County the previous day. The cumulative number of people vaccinated in Okaloosa is 20,898. The number of people who have completed the vaccination series in Okaloosa is 10,850, according to FDOH data.

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The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa is 18,155.

The FDOH reports the total number of people killed by COVID-19 in Okaloosa is 312, no change since the previous report.

Statewide, 5,117 new cases were reported by the FDOH. The current cumulative total is 1,849,744 The total number of Florida residents who have died from COVID-19 in the state is 29,474.

The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Okaloosa is 671, three more since the previous day. Currently, there are 29 COVID-19 patients in Okaloosa County hospitals.

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According to the FDOH, since the previous report there were 602 test results returned in Okaloosa with 91 positives. The daily positivity rate is 15.12 percent.

As a rule of thumb, the threshold for the percent positive being “too high” is five percent according to the Centers for Disease Control.

According to the FDOH, Okaloosa’s weekly positivity rate is 11.55 percent for the week ending Feb. 13, down from 18.54 percent the previous week.

Florida’s current weekly positivity rate is 6.9 percent (7-day moving average) according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center data.

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Here’s the current breakdown by city in Okaloosa (note that the city is not always reported as part of the initial notification and may be missing while the case is being investigated):

  • Fort Walton Beach, 5,001, +21
  • Destin, 1,861, +7
  • Niceville, 2,988, +15
  • Crestview, 4,773, +28
  • Shalimar, 808, +1
  • Mary Esther, 873, +1
  • Eglin AFB, 205, +6
  • Laurel Hill, 281, +3
  • Baker, 549, +3
  • Holt, 182, no change
  • Valparaiso, 264, +2
  • Hurlburt Field, 95, no change
  • Milligan, 3, no change
  • Cinco Bayou, 47, no change
  • Duke Field, 2, +1
  • Missing, 7, no change
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