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November 17 COVID-19 report for Okaloosa, Niceville

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NICEVILLE, Fla — The Florida Department of Health reports the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa County yesterday totaled 7,757, 88 new cases since the previous day. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Niceville and Valparaiso is 1,095.

Statewide, 7,459 new cases were reported by the FDOH.

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The DOH reports the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Okaloosa County is 139, no change.

The number of cumulative hospitalizations related to coronavirus in Okaloosa is reported to be 394, an increase of three over the previous day. The FDOH reports there are 46 COVID-19 patients in Okaloosa County hospitals.

“Okaloosa is experiencing a serious outbreak of COVID-19,” Health Department Director Dr. Karen Chapman said this week in her weekly report to county officials. “We have a long, hard, and dark fall and winter ahead of us.”

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According to the FDOH, there were 560 test results returned yesterday in Okaloosa with 89 positives. The daily positivity rate is 15.89 percent, up from 15.21 percent the previous day.

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 14.94 percent for the week ending Nov. 14, up from 13.61 percent the previous week,

Florida’s current weekly positivity rate is 8.7 percent (7-day moving average) according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center data.

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, 2,291, +17
  • Destin, 876, +12
  • Niceville, 1,001, +13
  • Crestview, 1,623, +26
  • Shalimar, 325, +2
  • Mary Esther, 348, +1
  • Eglin AFB, 110, +2
  • Laurel Hill, 88, +1
  • Baker, 172, +2
  • Holt, 50, +2
  • Valparaiso, 94, +1
  • Hurlburt Field, 20, no change
  • Milligan, 2, no change
  • Cinco Bayou, 35, no change
  • Duke Field, 1, no change
  • Missing, 639, +9
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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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