NICEVILLE, Fla — The Florida Department of Health reports this morning the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa County is 5,491, 40 since yesterday morning. The death toll in Okaloosa now is 125, one more death reported since yesterday.
Statewide, 2,883 new cases were reported since yesterday.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Niceville and Valparaiso is 754.
The Okaloosa County School District reports a large number of students missed class last week and this week due to exposure to COVID-19.
According to statistics posted on the school district website, Fort Walton Beach High School sent home 177 based on “student contact,” last week. Niceville High School reported 35 students were exposed to an infected classmate, Ruckel Middle School recorded 69 student contacts and Edge Elementary reported 22.
The number of cumulative hospitalizations related to coronavirus in Okaloosa is 315, two since yesterday. The FDOH reports today there currently are 17 COVID-19 patients in Okaloosa County hospitals.
According to the FDOH, there were 374 tests returned yesterday in Okaloosa with 41 positives. The daily positivity rate is 10.96 percent, up from 7.88 percent yesterday. The state’s daily positivity rate is 5.39 percent, up from 4.96 percent yesterday.
Okaloosa’s weekly positivity rate was 7.79 percent for the week ending Oct. 10, down from 8.17 percent the previous week. The state’s weekly positivity rate was 4.52 percent.
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, 1,726, 13 since yesterday
- Destin, 699, six since yesterday
- Niceville, 692, three since yesterday
- Crestview, 1,122, five since yesterday
- Shalimar, 260, one since yesterday
- Mary Esther, 261, one since yesterday
- Eglin AFB, 82, no change
- Laurel Hill, 54, no change
- Baker, 113, one since yesterday
- Holt, 41, no change
- Valparaiso, 62, no change
- Hurlburt Field, 11, no change
- Milligan, 2, no change
- Cinco Bayou, 34, no change
- Duke Field, 1, no change
- Missing, 286, eight 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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