Florida has third highest virus cases in U.S.

7-5 worldwide

Johns Hopkins data from July 5.

HOLT, Fla., July 5, 2020–Florida’s daily coronavirus growth surpassed the 200,000 milestone making it the third highest state with positive cases.

Florida is also the seventh highest in the world behind locations in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Chile and Russia, according to data from Johns Hopkins.

While it didn’t break the daily high number of cases reported July 5, Florida did add another 10,059 new cases, coming within 50 of tying the previous record.

New York has almost twice as many cases as Florida, and California has just over 53,000 more than here. Texas, the fourth highest state with a population larger than Florida, has nearly 9,000 fewer cases.

Okaloosa County added another 26 cases for a total of 906. Santa Rosa increased by 52 for 867. In Walton County, numbers rose more slowly from 305 yesterday to 318 today.

Escambia County increased its positive cases by 212 for a high of 2,597, the highest in the northwest panhandle.

Covington County to the north in Alabama only increased by 8 more cases.

Across Okaloosa County, numbers rose to 906, an increase of 26. With the exception of Crestview, north county numbers stayed the same as yesterday’s.

Okaloosa County
  • Fort Walton Beach 342, up 11
  • Crestview 162, up 7
  • Destin 145, up 4
  • Niceville 74, up 2
  • Shalimar 55, up 2
  • Mary Esther 50, same
  • Baker 19, same
  • Eglin Air Force Base 8, same
  • Laurel Hill 6, same
  • Valparaiso 6, same
  • Holt 4, same
  • Unknown area 19
Around the area
  • Milton 360, up 19
  • Pace 93, up 4
  • Jay 24, up 5
  • Defuniak Springs 125, up 2

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