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November 29 COVID-19 report for Okaloosa, Niceville

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NICEVILLE, Fla — The Florida Department of Health Sunday reported 72 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa County. In Niceville and Valparaiso, there are 11 new cases.

The cumulative number of cases in Okaloosa now stands at 8,865.

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Statewide, 7,363 new cases were reported by the FDOH. The current total is 992,660 cases.

The FDOH reports the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Okaloosa County is 147, no change.

The cumulative number of hospitalizations in Okaloosa is 425, one since yesterday. Currently, there are 48 COVID-19 patients in Okaloosa County hospitals.

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According to the FDOH, since the previous report, there were 535 test results returned in Okaloosa with 71 positives. The daily positivity rate is 13.27 percent, up from 7.3 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 15.3 percent for the week ending Nov. 28, down from 16.39 percent the previous week,

Florida’s current weekly positivity rate is 7.4 percent (7-day moving average) according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center data.

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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, 2,762, +25
  • Destin, 997, +2
  • Niceville, 1,329, +10
  • Crestview, 2,135, +21
  • Shalimar, 400, +2
  • Mary Esther, 421, +3
  • Eglin AFB, 121, +1
  • Laurel Hill, 107, +1
  • Baker, 233, +4
  • Holt, 66, no change
  • Valparaiso, 118, +1
  • Hurlburt Field, 32, no change
  • Milligan, 2, no change
  • Cinco Bayou, 33, no change
  • Duke Field, 1, no change
  • Missing, 4
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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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