Okaloosa adds another virus-related death

HOLT, Fla., July 1, 2020—Okaloosa County added another virus-related death bringing the total number to seven Wednesday.

In the northwest Florida panhandle, Escambia County has the most recorded deaths at 44.  Santa Rosa and Walton counties both held steady at nine virus-related deaths each.

Escambia County is now reporting more than 2,000 total coronavirus cases according to state health data. The county’s 2,046 cases are the highest in the northwest Florida panhandle.

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Okaloosa County’s COVID-19 cases for the past month (FDOH)

Okaloosa County has the second-highest number at 704, an increase of 38 cases during the past 24 hours.

Santa Rosa has 614 total cases and Walton County has the lowest in the tri-county area at 257.

Holt and Laurel Hill’s positive case numbers remained unchanged. However, the Florida Department of Health reduced Baker’s number from 10 the previous day to nine. No explanation for the reduction was given.

Crestview only gained one new case in the update. Destin increased by 24, moving it to the second-highest in the county, bumping Crestview to third-highest.

Okaloosa County
  • Fort Walton Beach 280, up 7 from yesterday
  • Destin 118, up 24
  • Crestview 103, up 2
  • Niceville 61, same
  • Mary Esther 43, up 2
  • Shalimar 39, up 3
  • Eglin Air Force Base 8, same
  • Valparaiso 5, same
  • Baker 9, down 1 (reason unknown)
  • Laurel Hill 5, same
  • Holt 4, same
  • Unknown area 15
Around the area
  • Milton 270, up 6
  • Pace 66, up 2
  • Jay 13, same
  • Defuniak Springs 109, up 6

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