The county has reported eight deaths this week alone, though at least two of those were long-term care facility residents who had passed away earlier in the month and were not reported to the Department of Health in a timely manner, according to county Public Safety Director Patrick Maddox.

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On the third straight day that Florida reported a record number of deaths for a 24-hour period, Okaloosa County confirmed that it had lost another four of its citizens to COVID-19.

The county has reported eight deaths this week alone, though at least two of those were long-term care facility residents who had passed away earlier in the month and were not reported to the Department of Health in a timely manner, according to county Public Safety Director Patrick Maddox.

In all, 12 Okaloosa County deaths have been residents or staff of long-term care facilities.

The deaths reported Thursday included a 63-year-old man diagnosed just Thursday, a 59-year-old man diagnosed June 9, an 81-year-old woman diagnosed July 7 and a 69-year-old man diagnosed July 8. The actual deaths occurred from July 23 through July 26, according to county officials.

None of the most recent facilities were long-term care facility residents or staff.

Walton County also reported a death resulting from exposure to the lethal coronavirus. A 47-year-old man diagnosed July 20 became Walton’s 13th fatality.

Okaloosa County has now lost 28 residents, Santa Rosa County 22 and Bay County 21.

Another 21 people across the four-county region were hospitalized Thursday with COVID-19. The number hospitalized across the state grew by 516 to 26,533.

There are presently 22 COVID-19 patients occupying the 55 available ICU beds in Okaloosa County. Four ICU unit beds are available across the county, Maddox reported Friday. Seven ICU patients are on ventilators.

The county’s three acute care hospitals have 80 of a total of 462 beds presently available. Coronavirus patients occupy 33 of those beds.

Statewide, 257 more deaths were reported. That number surpassed the record 253 reported Wednesday. Another 9,007 tested positive for the disease, bringing the state total to 470,386.

STATEWIDE

Total cases: 470,386 +9,007

Total Florida resident deaths: 6,843, +257

Non-resident deaths: 123, +0

Below are the numbers for each county in the Daily News coverage area, plus a city-by-city breakdown of their positive cases.

OKALOOSA COUNTY

Total cases: 2,765, +61

Deaths: 28, +4

Hospitalizations: 130, +7

Fort Walton Beach: 959, +23

Crestview: 571, +10

Destin: 403, +7

Niceville: 2839 +6

Mary Esther: 156, +5

Shalimar: 151, +5

Baker: 52, +0

Valparaiso: 28, +1

Laurel Hill: 23, +0

Eglin AFB: 21, +1

Holt: 18, +0

Milligan, 2, +0

Hurlburt Field: 1, no change

Missing: 63, +2

SANTA ROSA COUNTY

Total cases: 3,336, +57

Deaths: 22, +0

Hospitalizations: 160, +1

Milton: 1,870, +39

Gulf Breeze: 491, +5

Navarre: 391, +5

Pace: 242, +0

Jay: 87, +1

Bagdad: 7, +1

Pensacola Beach: 5, +0

Missing: 220, +6

WALTON COUNTY

Total cases: 1,205, +56

Deaths: 13, +1

Hospitalizations: 58, +2

DeFuniak Springs: 396, +45

Santa Rosa Beach: 367, +4

Freeport: 134, +2

Miramar Beach: 91, +2

Inlet Beach: 29, +1

Paxton, 6, +0

Ponce de Leon: 5, +0

Watersound: 2, +0

Westville: 1

Point Washington: 1

Seacrest: 1

Missing, 38, +1

BAY COUNTY

Total cases: 3,475, +118

Deaths: 21, +0

Hospitalizations: 136, +11

Panama City: 2,399, +74

Panama City Beach: 419, +11

Lynn Haven: 375, +25

Youngstown: 59, +2

Southport: 53, +0

Fountain: 36, +1

Callaway: 17, -2

Mexico Beach: 10, +0

Tyndall AFB: 8, +1

Parker: 3, +0

Vernon: 3, +0

Inlet Beach: 2, +0

Bayou George: 1

Nima: 1

Missing: 25, +0

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