State virus cases remain on the rise

HOLT, Fla., Nov. 18, 2020—Florida’s coronavirus numbers continue to rise as the state surpasses 900,000 total cases.

This is the second day in a row the state posted more than 7,000 new cases, with today’s total nearing the 8,000 mark. Today’s additional 7,925 cases bring the total number of virus cases to 905,248.

Florida is the third-most infected state in the country behind California and Texas.

Additionally, Florida added 88 more virus-related deaths today bringing the total to 17,949 as the state inches toward 18,000.


Related: see “At-home COVID-19 tests coming”

Okaloosa County added another 107 new cases today, bringing the total to 7, 864. The county has held steady at 139 deaths since Nov. 10.

The county’s positivity rate, updated weekly, stands at 14.9 percent as of Nov. 7. That’s almost 5 percent higher than the target range of 10 percent.

By contrast, the state’s positivity rate is 8.38 percent for the same timeframe.

In north Okaloosa County, Baker, with 175 total cases, added two new ones. Laurel Hill added one to bring its total to 93. Crestview added another 22 new cases to its total of 1,657.

Holt and Milligan remained at 51 and 2, respectively.

Okaloosa County*
  • Fort Walton Beach 2,314
  • Crestview 1,657
  • Niceville 1,015
  • Destin 885
  • Mary Esther 353
  • Shalimar 327
  • Baker 175
  • Eglin Air Force Base 110
  • Valparaiso 94
  • Laurel Hill 93
  • Holt 51
  • Cinco Bayou 35
  • Hurlburt Field 20
  • Milligan 2
  • Choctaw Beach 2
  • Duke Field 1
  • Navarre 1
Around the area
  • Milton 3,254
  • Pace 575
  • Bagdad 13
  • Jay 169
  • Paxton 14
  • Defuniak Springs 1,128
*FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 DATABASE

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