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FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS: Cases continue to skyrocket in Northwest Florida, no new deaths

Tom McLaughlin
tmclaughlin@nwfdailynews.com
Northwest Florida Daily News

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Bars and restaurants are open, beaches are packed and people in Florida are testing positive for COVID-19 at record setting levels.

On Friday the Florida Department of Health announced that 3,822 new cases of the coronavirus had been diagnosed statewide, surpassing Thursday’s record 3,207 positive tests by more than 600.

Total cases rose statewide from 85,926 to 89,748. The number of deaths in Florida jumped by 43 from 3,061 to 3,104.

Another 197 Floridians were hospitalized in the 24 hour period between 10 am. Thursday and the same time on Friday for treatment of the virus. The total number hospitalized now stands at 12,774.

Okaloosa County had four people hospitalized Friday with the coronavirus. Three were occupying ICU beds, but none were using ventilators.

The county reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, including 11 new cases in the Crestview area, according to Health Department calculations. Two of those who had tested positive were staff members at the Crestview Manor long-term care facility.

Santa Rosa County added 11 to its total and Walton and Bay counties each reported eight new cases. Holmes County was hit with 13 new cases, the DOH reported.

The death toll in eight monitored Northwest Florida counties extending from Santa Rosa to Franklin County remained unchanged at 37.

BY THE NUMBERS

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

Okaloosa: 391, increase of 25 since Thursday

Santa Rosa: 330, increase of 11 since Wednesday

Walton: 165, increase of eight since Thursday

Bay: 1175, increase of eight since Thursday

Washington: 96, increase of one since Thursday

Holmes: 45, increase of 13 since Thursday

Gulf: 11 no increase since Thursday

Franklin: 2, no increase since Thursday

Deaths

Santa Rosa: 9, no change

Okaloosa: 6, no change

Walton: 9, no change

Bay: 4, no change

Holmes: 0, no change

Washington: 9, no change

Gulf: 0, no change

Franklin: 0, no change

CITY BY CITY CASES

Santa Rosa County

Milton: 185, increase of five

Navarre: 55, increase of three

Gulf Breeze: 41, dropped one

Pace: 23, increase of one

Jay: 4, no change

Pensacola Beach: 2, change of one

Missing Santa Rosa: 15

Okaloosa County

Fort Walton Beach: 158, increase of three

Destin: 50, increase of one

Crestview: 59, increase of 11

Niceville: 41, no change

Shalimar: 20, no change

Mary Esther: 25, increase of one

Laurel Hill: 4, no change

Eglin Air Force Base: 5, no change

Baker: 2, no change

Holt: 3, increase of one

Valparaiso: 3, increase of one

Missing Okaloosa: 13

Walton County

DeFuniak Springs: 90, increase of three

Santa Rosa Beach: 32, increase of two

Freeport: 10, no change

Miramar Beach: 5, no change

Paxton: 1, no change

Ponce de Leon: 1 no change

Point Washington: 1, no change

Westville: 1, no change

Out of State: 22

Bay County

Panama City: 109, increase of six

Panama City Beach: 25, no change

Lynn Haven: 18, increase of one

Youngstown: 4, no change

Southport: 3, no change

Callaway: 3, no change

Fountain: 2, no change

Tyndall Air Force Base: 1, no change

Parker: 1, no change