Florida’s COVID-19 infection rate still climbing

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Data current as of April 13. Florida Dept. of Health

HOLT, Fla., April 13, 2020—Florida’s infection rate continues to rise 13 days into a 30-day stay-at-home order.

According to Florida’s Dept. of Health data, Florida added more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours bringing the statewide total to 21,019. Of those, 625 are non-residents.

Deaths linger at 499, just one short of 500, an increase of 38 in the past 24 hours.

Closer to home, Okaloosa’s numbers inch up each day. The county now stands at 103 virus cases with one death.

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Gray area depicts zero COVID-19 cases (FDOH)

The majority of Okaloosa’s cases are in South County.

  • Fort Walton Beach, 37
  • Destin, 23
  • Niceville, 17
  • Shalimar, 9
  • Crestview, 9
  • Mary Esther, 2
  • Eglin AFB, 2

The one case identified by DOH in Laurel Hill April 9 had disappeared by April 11. No explanation was indicated for the change. The Laurel Hill area now shows zero cases.

Currently, north Okaloosa County areas north of Garden City and west of the Yellow River still indicate zero positive cases.

Neighboring counties’ numbers also continue to climb.

Santa Rosa now has 113 cases with four deaths; Walton has 29 and zero deaths; Escambia has 241 cases with three deaths.


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