State sets another single-day record

HOLT, Fla., Jan. 7, 2021—Florida posted new record-breaking numbers today by adding nearly 20,000 new virus cases, breaking yesterday’s single-day record by more than 2,000.


Related: “State sets new COVID-19 record high”

Another 19,816 new COVID-19 cases were added, increasing the statewide total to 1,429,722.

Florida’s population of 21.5 million means about one in 15 people here have been infected with the virus.

North Okaloosa County communities contributed to today’s record by adding 66 new cases. Holt and Baker each added three. Laurel Hill added 1. Crestview added 59.

Across the nation, Illinois topped one million cases today, the fifth state to reach that milestone.

Okaloosa County*

  • Fort Walton Beach 3,911
  • Crestview 3,523
  • Niceville 2,223
  • Destin 1,413
  • Mary Esther 653
  • Shalimar 626
  • Baker 406
  • Valparaiso 211
  • Laurel Hill 191
  • Eglin Air Force Base 178
  • Holt 124
  • Hurlburt Field 70
  • Cinco Bayou 41
  • Choctaw Beach 9
  • Milligan 2
  • Duke Field 2
  • Navarre 1
  • Florala 1
  • Defuniak Springs 1

Around the area

  • Milton 5,856
  • Pace 959
  • Bagdad 26
  • Jay 359
  • Paxton 15
  • Defuniak Springs 1,633

*FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 DATABASE

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