The number of new cases has topped 1,000 on eight of the last nine days, according to Florida Department of Health statistics. On Monday, the only day reported new cases didn’t reach 1,000, the total was 966.

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In what could signal a resurgence of COVID-19 in Florida since the state’s reopening, a record high 1,698 new cases have been reported for the 24-hour period between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday.


The number of new cases has topped 1,000 on eight of the last nine days, according to Florida Department of Health statistics. On Monday, the only day reported new cases didn’t reach 1,000, the total was 966.


The previous single-day high for the number of reported cases was 1,575 on April 3.


Another 47 Florida lives were claimed by the disease between Wednesday and Thursday and the virus has killed 136 residents in just the last three days.


The total number of coronavirus cases logged in Florida now stands at 69,069, and 2,848 Florida residents have died from the deadly virus.


Locally, Santa Rosa County reported 11 new cases and Okaloosa and Walton each reported seven new cases. The Walton cases included only one person over the perceived higher risk age threshold of 65. The ages of the other six who tested positive ranged between 14 and 26.


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By the numbers:


Total COVID-19 cases as of 10 a.m. June 9


Santa Rosa: 273, increase of 11 since Wednesday


Okaloosa : 294, increase of seven since Wednesday


Walton: 142, increase of seven since Wednesday


Bay: 135, no increase since Wednesday


Washington: 87, increase of two since Wednesday


Holmes: 31, no increase since Wednesday


Gulf: 8, no increase since Wednesday


Franklin: 2, no increase since Wednesday


Deaths


Santa Rosa: 9, no change


Okaloosa: 6, no change


Walton: 9, no change


Holmes: 0, no change


Washington: 8, no change


Bay: 4, no change


Gulf: 0, no change


Franklin: 0, no change


Positive tests by city


Santa Rosa


Milton: 165, increase of seven


Navarre: 43, increase of one


Gulf Breeze: 33, increase of two


Pace: 18, no change


Jay: 4, no change


Pensacola Beach: 1, no change


Missing Santa Rosa: 5


Okaloosa


Fort Walton Beach: 121, increase of five


Destin: 41, no change


Crestview: 40, increase of one


Niceville: 33, increase of one


Shalimar: 18, no change


Mary Esther: 17, no change


Laurel Hill: 4, no change


Eglin Air Force Base: 4, no change


Baker: 2, no change


Holt: 2, no change


Missing Okaloosa: 4


Walton


DeFuniak Springs: 83, increase of two


Santa Rosa Beach: 21, no change


Freeport: 8, no change


Miramar Beach: 3, no change


Point Washington: 1, no change


Destin (Walton Co.): 1 no change


Paxton: 1, no change


Ponce de Leon: 1 increase of one


Missing Walton: 5


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