State sets new COVID-19 record high

HOLT, Fla., Jan. 6, 2021—Florida set a new single-day record by adding 17,783 new virus cases today.

This breaks the previous record of 17,192 set Dec. 31, less than a week ago, and comes on the heels of the state posting the second-highest totals just yesterday.


Related: “Second highest number of cases posted”

Okaloosa County contributed 200 new cases today to the record-breaking total.

Additionally, the county added six new virus-related deaths bringing the total to 238.

In north Okaloosa, communities in Holt, Baker and Crestview also added new case numbers. Laurel Hill remains at 190 for the second day in a row.

Holt increased by four to 121. Baker added 12 pushing the total over 400 for the first time to 401. And Crestview added another 44 cases to bring the total to 3,464.

Okaloosa County*

  • Fort Walton Beach 3,859
  • Crestview 3,464
  • Niceville 2,200
  • Destin 1,399
  • Mary Esther 641
  • Shalimar 619
  • Baker 403
  • Valparaiso 208
  • Laurel Hill 190
  • Eglin Air Force Base 177
  • Holt 121
  • Hurlburt Field 68
  • Cinco Bayou 41
  • Choctaw Beach 9
  • Milligan 2
  • Duke Field 2
  • Navarre 1
  • Florala 1
  • Defuniak Springs 1

Around the area

  • Milton 5,869
  • Pace 936
  • Bagdad 26
  • Jay 351
  • Paxton 15
  • Defuniak Springs 1,614

*FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 DATABASE

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