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January 11 COVID-19 report for Okaloosa, Niceville

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NICEVILLE, Fla — The Florida Department of Health on Monday reported 80 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa County. There are 14 new cases in Niceville and Valparaiso.

The cumulative number of cases in Okaloosa is 14,313.

The FDOH reports the total number of people killed by COVID-19 in Okaloosa is 248, no change since the previous report.

Statewide, 11,576 new cases were reported by the FDOH. The current cumulative total is 1,488,586.

The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Okaloosa is 543, no change. Currently, there are 66 COVID-19 patients in Okaloosa County hospitals.

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According to the FDOH, there were 392 test results returned in Okaloosa with 81 positives. The daily positivity rate is 20.66 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 22.05 percent for the week ending January 9, down from 22.45 percent the previous week.

Florida’s current weekly positivity rate is 13.7 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, 4,035, +22
  • Destin, 1,468, +16
  • Niceville, 2,318, +14
  • Crestview, 3,693, +13
  • Shalimar, 638, +3
  • Mary Esther, 692, +5
  • Eglin AFB, 181, +1
  • Laurel Hill, 192, +1
  • Baker, 431, +3
  • Holt, 124, +2
  • Valparaiso, 214, no change
  • Hurlburt Field, 70, -1
  • Milligan, 2, no change
  • Cinco Bayou, 41, no change
  • Duke Field, 1, no change
  • Missing, 29, no change
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Want more info and data? Get it here:

The state of Florida’s daily COVID-19 data reports

The Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard

Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 resource center for Florida

The COVID Track Project’s data for Florida


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