NICEVILLE, Fla — The Florida Department of Health reports this morning the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa County is 5,645, 154 since yesterday morning. The death toll in Okaloosa now is 127, two more deaths reported since yesterday.
Statewide, 3,356 new cases were reported since yesterday.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Niceville and Valparaiso is 761.
The number of cumulative hospitalizations related to coronavirus in Okaloosa is 316, one since yesterday. The FDOH reports today there currently are 16 COVID-19 patients in Okaloosa County hospitals.
According to the FDOH, there were 1,553 tests returned yesterday in Okaloosa with 156 positives. The daily positivity rate is 10.05 percent, down from 10.96 percent yesterday.
The state reports its daily positivity rate at 5.16 percent, about half the rate reported for Florida by the nonpartisan Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
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 as reported by the state; Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reports Florida’s weekly rate to be 12.17 percent.
Florida is testing one person in 1,000, ranking it 48th in the U.S. for per-capita testing. Only Mississippi and Wyoming test fewer, according to data provided by Johns Hopkins.
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, 1,832, 106 since yesterday
- Destin, 707, eight since yesterday
- Niceville, 699, seven since yesterday
- Crestview, 1,127, five since yesterday
- Shalimar, 264, four since yesterday
- Mary Esther, 263, two since yesterday
- Eglin AFB, 84, two since yesterday
- Laurel Hill, 54, no change
- Baker, 114, one since yesterday
- Holt, 41, no change
- Valparaiso, 62, no change
- Hurlburt Field, 11, no change
- Milligan, 2, no change
- Cinco Bayou, 35, one since yesterday
- Duke Field, 1, no change
- Missing, 302, 16 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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