Second highest number of cases posted

HOLT, Fla., Jan. 5, 2021—Florida posted the second-highest single-day number of cases with today’s COVID-19 numbers.

The state posted 15,431 new cases today, the second-highest single-day number since Dec. 31’s record high of 17,192.


Related: “Record number of virus cases reported”

North county communities helped contribute to the high number by adding three new cases in Holt, three in Laurel Hill and 22 in Crestview.

The 25-to-34 age group continues to be the most affected by the virus with a median age of 40, according to data from the Florida Department of Health.

The data also show more women (7,088) have contracted the virus than men (6,199).

Conversely, more residents over the age of 85 have died from virus-related illnesses.

Okaloosa County*
  • Fort Walton Beach 3,809
  • Crestview 3,420
  • Niceville 2,153
  • Destin 1,381
  • Mary Esther 630
  • Shalimar 617
  • Baker 341
  • Valparaiso 202
  • Laurel Hill 190
  • Eglin Air Force Base 177
  • Holt 117
  • Hurlburt Field 68
  • Cinco Bayou 41
  • Choctaw Beach 7
  • Milligan 2
  • Duke Field 2
  • Navarre 1
  • Florala 1
  • Defuniak Springs 1
Around the area
  • Milton 5,767
  • Pace 909
  • Bagdad 26
  • Jay 342
  • Paxton 15
  • Defuniak Springs 1,591

*FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 DATABASE

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