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FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS: Okaloosa and Santa Rosa see double digit jumps in number of cases overnight

Tom McLaughlin
tmclaughlin@nwfdailynews.com

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The state of Florida crossed a new coronavirus threshold between Wednesday and Thursday when the state recorded more than 3,000 new cases in a single day for the first time.

Florida Department of Health officials reported 3,207 new cases of the deadly virus Thursday. That’s a new single day high, up from 2,610 the day before and 2,783 new cases reported Tuesday.

The number hospitalized across the state jumped by 188 to 12,577. Hospitalization rates in Northwest Florida remained low, with Okaloosa County reporting just five hospitalized Wednesday with two in ICU and none on ventilators.

Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties both saw big jumps in the number of residents testing positive between Wednesday and Thursday. Okaloosa County recorded 15 new cases and Santa Rosa 14, according to numbers provided by the Department of Health.

Walton County reported only one new COVID-19 case Thursday, but the victim was a 6-month-old child.

Total cases in the state have now reached 85,926 and the death toll climbed by 43 overnight to 3,061.

Eight monitored Northwest Florida counties extending from Santa Rosa to Franklin County reported 37 new cases. The number of fatalities across the region remained at 37.

BY THE NUMBERS

Total COVID-19 cases as of 10 a.m., Thursday, June 18

Santa Rosa: 319, increase of 14 since Wednesday

Okaloosa: 351, increase of 15 since Wednesday

Walton: 157, increase of one since Wednesday

Bay: 167, increase of 6 since Wednesday

Washington: 95, increase of one since Tuesday

Holmes: 32, no increase since Wednesday

Gulf: 11 no increase since Wednesday

Franklin: 2, no increase since Wednesday

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: 180, increase of five

Navarre: 52, increase of four

Gulf Breeze: 42, increase of four

Pace: 22, no change

Jay: 4, no change

Pensacola Beach: 1, no change

Missing Santa Rosa: 13

Okaloosa County

Fort Walton Beach: 152, increase of four

Destin: 49, increase of two

Crestview: 48, increase of one

Niceville: 41, increase of two

Shalimar: 20, increase of one

Mary Esther: 24, increase of three

Laurel Hill: 4, no change

Eglin Air Force Base: 5, increase of one

Baker: 2, no change

Holt: 2, no change

Valparaiso: 2, no change

Missing Okaloosa: 9

Walton County

DeFuniak Springs: 87, no change

Santa Rosa Beach: 30, no change

Freeport: 10, no change

Miramar Beach: 5, increase of one

Paxton: 1, no change

Ponce de Leon: 1 no change

Point Washington: 1, no change

Westville: 1, no change

Missing Walton: 7

Bay County

Panama City: 103, increase of two

Panama City Beach: 25, increase of two

Lynn Haven: 17, 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

Missing Bay: 1