Baker, Laurel Hill virus numbers increase

7-28HOLT, Fla., July 28, 2020–Baker and Laurel Hill have increased their COVID-19 numbers for the last two days.

Both communities added two new cases yesterday; Baker added a third new case today.

Crestview continues to add positive case numbers, breaking the 500 threshold by adding 26 new cases for a total of 520.

Holt and Milligan remained at 16 and two total positive cases, respectively.

While Florida didn’t have a record-high increase in positive cases, it did add another 9,203 bringing the total to 441,977.

Florida also reported the highest number of statewide virus-related deaths in a 24-hour period to date with 191 additional deaths.

Across the United States, COVID-19-related deaths have risen to nearly 150,000 and have steadily increased since early July, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.

Okaloosa County
  • Fort Walton Beach 848, up 19 from yesterday
  • Crestview 520, up 38
  • Destin 369, up 4
  • Niceville 265, up 7
  • Mary Esther 137, up 7
  • Shalimar 135 up 3
  • Baker 48, up 1
  • Laurel Hill 23
  • Valparaiso 22, same
  • Eglin Air Force Base 19, same
  • Holt 16, same
  • Milligan 2, same
  • Hurlburt Field 1, same
Around the area
  • Milton 1,556, up 129
  • Pace 225, up 2
  • Jay 85, up 1
  • Defuniak Springs 340, up 4

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