Florida’s COVID-19 cases skyrocket to new high

7-12 new high

Information from the Florida Department of Health.

HOLT, Fla., July 12, 2020—Florida set a new national single-day high by adding 15,300 new coronavirus cases according to data from the state health department.

This was the highest number of single-day new cases of anywhere in the United States since the pandemic began.

Today’s update smashed New York’s April high and Florida’s previous single-day high set earlier this month.

Okaloosa County jumped up 138 cases to a total of 1,268, the highest single-day increase.

All areas of Okaloosa County added to their numbers except for Holt, which remains at five total cases.

Baker increased by one for a total of 24. Laurel Hill added three more for a total of 14. Crestview saw its highest increase by adding 33 more cases for a total of 243.

In neighboring counties, Escambia’s 4,146 total includes an additional 484 cases. Santa Rosa added an additional 189 cases for a total of 1,331 while Walton added 23 to bring its total to 561.

Okaloosa County
  • Fort Walton Beach 472, up 48
  • Crestview 243, up 33
  • Destin 193, up 21
  • Niceville 126, up 24
  • Shalimar 80, up 8
  • Mary Esther 68, up 9
  • Baker 24, up 1
  • Laurel Hill 14, up 3
  • Eglin Air Force Base 11, up 2
  • Valparaiso 10, up 4
  • Holt 5, same
  • Unknown area 22

Around the area

  • Milton 530, up 56
  • Pace 137, up 24
  • Jay 40, plus 6
  • Defuniak Springs 210, up 9

 

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