NICEVILLE, Fla — The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday reported 15 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa County. There are four new cases in Niceville and Valparaiso.
The FDOH reports 740 vaccinations were administered in Okaloosa County the previous day. The cumulative number of people vaccinated in Okaloosa is 42,660. The number of people who have completed the vaccination series in Okaloosa is 28,856, according to FDOH data.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa is 19,749.
The FDOH reports the total number of people killed by COVID-19 in Okaloosa is 351, no change since the previous report.
Statewide, 5,294 new cases were reported by the FDOH. The current cumulative total is 2,057,735. The total number of Florida residents who have died from COVID-19 in the state is 33,425.
The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Okaloosa is 708, one more since the previous day. Currently, there are 6 COVID-19 patients in Okaloosa County hospitals.
According to the FDOH, since the previous report, there were 484 test results returned in Okaloosa with 15 positives. The daily positivity rate is 3.1 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 5.12 percent for the week ending March 27, down from 6.1 percent the previous week.
Florida’s current weekly positivity rate is 9.1 percent (7-day moving average) according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center data.
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, 5,415, no change
- Destin, 1,992, +1
- Niceville, 3,256, +4
- Crestview, 5,217, +4
- Shalimar, 885, no change
- Mary Esther, 929, +1
- Eglin AFB, 249, +4
- Laurel Hill 301, no change
- Baker, 592, no change
- Holt, 209, no change
- Valparaiso, 289, no change
- Hurlburt Field, 102, no change
- Milligan, 3, no change
- Cinco Bayou, 47, no change
- Duke Field, 2, no change
- Missing, 21, no change
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