NICEVILLE, Fla — The Florida Department of Health reports this morning the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Okaloosa County is 5,756, 50 since yesterday morning. The death toll in Okaloosa now is 128, one more death reported since yesterday.
Statewide, 4,044 new cases were reported since yesterday, continuing the state’s upward trend in new infections.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Niceville and Valparaiso is 777.
The number of cumulative hospitalizations related to coronavirus in Okaloosa is 317, one since yesterday. The FDOH reports there currently are 16 COVID-19 patients in Okaloosa County hospitals.
According to the FDOH, there were 590 tests returned yesterday in Okaloosa with 54 positives. The daily positivity rate is 9.15 percent, down from 10.05 percent yesterday.
The state reports its daily positivity rate at 5.19 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 daily positivity rate (7-day moving average) is 12.5 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, 1,858 since yesterday
- Destin, 716, eight since yesterday
- Niceville, 714, five since yesterday
- Crestview, 1,135, five since yesterday
- Shalimar, 265, no change
- Mary Esther, 277, five since yesterday
- Eglin AFB, 84, no change
- Laurel Hill, 54, no change
- Baker, 119, four since yesterday
- Holt, 41, no change
- Valparaiso, 63, no change
- Hurlburt Field, 11, no change
- Milligan, 2, no change
- Cinco Bayou, 35, no change
- Duke Field, 1, no change
- Missing, 334, 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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