Baker adds 5 new virus cases

HOLT, Fla., Aug. 28, 2020--Baker added five new virus cases to its total with today’s state health department update, its highest single-day addition since Sept. 4.

Other than Crestview’s additional six cases, Baker was the only other north county community to increase its total.

Overall, Okaloosa County added 39 more cases with the majority of them in Fort Walton Beach.

The county also added another virus-related death bring the total to 76.

Across the state, there have been more than 11,000 virus related deaths, the fifth highest in the nation behind New York, New Jersey, California and Texas.

Okaloosa County*
  • Fort Walton Beach 1,441, up 15 from yesterday
  • Crestview 835, up 6
  • Destin 536, up 2
  • Niceville 485, up 1
  • Mary Esther 215, up 2
  • Shalimar 199, up 1
  • Baker 87,¬†up 5
  • Valparaiso 43, up 2
  • Laurel Hill 38, same
  • Eglin Air Force Base 38, up 5
  • Holt 28, same
  • Hurlburt Field 3, same
  • Milligan 2, same
  • Cinco Bayou, same
Around the area
  • Milton 2433, up 9
  • Pace 340, up 3
  • Jay 119, up 3
  • Defuniak Springs 498, up 9
*FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 DATABASE

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