NICEVILLE, FLA, JULY 12, 2020 — The Florida Department of Health reports this morning the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa County is 1,285, 155 more since yesterday morning. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Niceville and Valparaiso is 136, up by 28 since yesterday morning.
Statewide, the number of cases is 269,811 an increase of 15,300 since yesterday morning.
The increases are the biggest single-day increase in confirmed cases for the state, Okaloosa County, and Niceville. The state’s increase is the nation’s largest since reporting began.
Okaloosa County’s weekly positivity rate is up to 10.7%.
The number of cumulative hospitalizations related to coronavirus in Okaloosa is 74, one more since yesterday. Currently, 38 COVID-19 patients are in area hospitals; 16 are in ICU beds.
A report for the week of June 28-July 4 by Dr. Karen Chapman, Okaloosa County Department of Health Director, states the county is in a critical situation.
The number of deaths in Okaloosa County is 10, no change.
Here’s the latest 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, 472, 48 more since yesterday
- Destin, 193, 21 more since yesterday
- Niceville, 126, 24 more since yesterday
- Crestview, 243, 33 more since yesterday
- Shalimar, 80, eight more since yesterday
- Mary Esther, 68, nine more since yesterday
- Eglin AFB, 11, two more since yesterday
- Laurel Hill, 14, three more since yesterday
- Baker, 24, one more since yesterday
- Holt, 5, one more since yesterday
- Valparaiso, 10, four more since yesterday
- Missing, 22, one more since yesterday
Florida does not publish data about deaths for persons under 18. Florida also does not publish testing, case or condition data for people in county/local jails, state prisons, migrant communities, or cumulative totals for testing and cases in long-term care facilities, probable cases and deaths before testing was available, or non-resident data at the zip code or city level.
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