County’s new virus totals slowing

HOLT, Fla., Aug. 17, 2020–Okaloosa County’s new positive COVID-19 cases appears to be dropping according to today’s state health department updated information.

The county only added 14 new cases. Yesterday’s additional case number was 32.

Baker was one of only five communities to report additional new cases. Baker added one more for a total of 77.

Crestview added four to bring the total to 747.

Okaloosa County*
  • Fort Walton Beach 1,336, up 4 from yesterday
  • Crestview 747, up 4
  • Destin 513, up 2
  • Niceville 428, up 3
  • Mary Esther 203, same
  • Shalimar 189, same
  • Baker 77, up 1
  • Valparaiso 33, same
  • Laurel Hill 34, same
  • Eglin Air Force Base 24, same
  • Holt 24, same
  • Milligan 2, same
  • Hurlburt Field 1, same
Around the area
  • Milton 2,326, up 5
  • Pace 323, up 2
  • Jay 115, up 1
  • Defuniak Springs 460, up 1
*FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 DATABASE

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