CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Santa Rosa cases jump by 10; death reported in Walton

Gannett Florida staff reports
Northwest Florida Daily News

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The number of people in Florida testing positive hit 40,000 on Saturday while the death toll continued to climb as well, state officials report.

The total number of cases was 40,001, the state Department of Health said in its report updated for Saturday, while deaths stood at 1,715. That was increase of 46 people.

Santa Rosa County continued to lead the Panhandle east of Escambia County and saw a big jump in cases on Friday, up by 10.

Walton County experienced another death. It was reported Saturday that the death of a 66-year-old male, who died on May 1, was related to the coronavirus. That brings to two the number of people who have died in Walton County because of the virus.

Here is a county-by-county breakdown of the number of cases in Northwest Florida.

Santa Rosa: 172, up by 10 since Friday

Okaloosa: 168, up by three since Friday

Bay: 76

Jackson: 72

Walton: 55, up by four since Friday

Calhoun: 27, up by three since Friday

Holmes: 10

Washington: 12

Gulf: 1

Franklin: 2

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Here is a city-by-city breakdown of the number of cases in Northwest Florida:

Milton: 95, up by nine since Friday

Fort Walton Beach: 65, up by three since Friday

Panama City: 48

Navarre: 33

Destin: 31

DeFuniak Springs: 27, up by three since Friday

Gulf Breeze: 24

Niceville: 23

Crestview: 19

Pace: 16

Panama City Beach: 12

Shalimar: 12

Santa Rosa Beach: 11

Chipley: 10

Mary Esther: 8

Bonifay: 7

Lynn Haven: 6

All other municipalities in the Panhandle had either fewer than 5 or no cases.

In Santa Rosa County, the new cases consisted of an 82-year-old male, a 69-year-old male, a 68-year-old male, two more 69-year-old males, a 79-year-old male, a 76-year-old male, a 67-year-old male, and a 51-year-old male. There was no information about a 10th person.

In Okaloosa, all the new cases were female and included two children, a 10-year-old and a 3-year-old. Also, a 31-year-old woman tested positive for the virus.

In Walton County, a 90-year-old and 83-year-old female, and a 57-year-old man tested positive.