And, after going well over a month without logging a fatality due to the lethal virus, Okaloosa County has now recorded its second death in two days.

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Florida hit another grim coronavirus milestone Wednesday when the number of COVID-19 cases reported for a single day climbed over 10,000 to 10,109.

And, after going well over a month without logging a fatality due to the lethal virus, Okaloosa County has now recorded its second death in two days.

The latest victim was a 61-year-old man who was not associated with a long-term care facility, according to Okaloosa Health Department spokeswoman Allison McDaniel.

The Florida Department of Health reported Thursday morning that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state had climbed to 169,106. Fatalities across Florida rose by 67, to 3,617.

Case numbers also continued to climb across the region that includes Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Bay, Washington, Holmes, Gulf and Franklin counties. Panama City has reported 364 cases, Fort Walton Beach 306, Milton 297 and DeFuniak Springs 120.

The death toll in the region has grown to 44 with Okaloosa County now reporting eight deaths. The county reported Wednesday that it had nine COVID-19 patients presently occupying ICU beds with one on a ventilator. There were seven ICU unit beds available county-wide.

Walton County’s Health Department reported one hospitalization for COVID-19.

Total COVID-19 cases as of 10 a.m., Thursday, July 2

Okaloosa: 770, increase of 66 over Wednesday

Santa Rosa: 676 increase of 59 over Wednesday

Walton: 291, increase of 34 over Wednesday

Bay: 581, increase of 173 over Wednesday

Washington: 117, increase of five over Wednesday

Holmes: 191, increase of 10 over Wednesday

Gulf: 32, increase of nine over Wednesday

Franklin: 9, increase of three over Wednesday

Deaths

Santa Rosa: 9, no change

Okaloosa: 8

Walton: 9, no change

Bay: 5, no change

Holmes: 0, no change

Washington: 13, no change

Gulf: 0, no change

Franklin: 0, no change

CITY BY CITY CASES

Santa Rosa County

Milton: 297

Navarre: 102

Gulf Breeze: 133

Pace: 72

Jay: 17

Pensacola Beach: 2

Missing Santa Rosa: 45

Okaloosa County

Fort Walton Beach: 306

Crestview: 109

Destin: 130

Niceville: 66

Shalimar: 47

Mary Esther: 50

Laurel Hill: 5

Eglin Air Force Base: 8

Baker: 10

Valparaiso: 4

Holt: 4

Missing, Okaloosa: 16

Walton County

DeFuniak Springs: 120

Santa Rosa Beach: 69

Freeport: 21

Miramar Beach: 23

Ponce de Leon: 3

Inlet Beach: 2

Destin: 2

Point Washington: 1

Paxton: 1

Bay County

Panama City: 364

Panama City Beach: 90

Lynn Haven: 50

Youngstown: 10

Southport: 9

Callaway: 7

Fountain: 5

Tyndall Air Force Base: 3

Bayou George: 1

Westville: 1

Parker: 1

Inlet Beach: 1