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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Washington County death toll rises by 1; state positive cases up by 1,180

Staff Writer
Northwest Florida Daily News

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A Washington County resident was the sole COVID-19 related death reported in the Florida Panhandle on Saturday, bringing to seven the number of people in that county who have died so far, officials say.

Meanwhile, the state continued to rack up four-figure increases in the number of new cases, with 1,180 additional people testing positive for the presence of the virus, according to data from the Florida Department of Health. That brings Florida’s total to 63,938.

It was the fifth day in a row the number of new cases exceeded 1,000.

Fortunately only 12 new deaths were reported on Saturday. The coronavirus death toll in Florida now stands at an even 2,700.

Meanwhile, nine new cases were reported in Okaloosa County, followed by seven in Bay County. Other counties recorded few or no changes from Saturday.

Here are the numbers for each county:

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Santa Rosa County

Number of cases: 258, one more than Saturday

Hospitalizations: 25, unchanged

Deaths: 9, unchanged

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Milton: 159, one more than Saturday

Navarre: 41, one more than Saturday

Gulf Breeze: 30, revised downward by one from Saturday

Pace: 17, unchanged

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Okaloosa County

Number of cases: 262, nine more than Saturday

Hospitalizations: 42, one more than Saturday

Deaths: 6, unchanged

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Fort Walton Beach: 104, three more than Saturday

Destin: 40, three more than Saturday

Crestview: 35, one more than Saturday

Niceville: 30, unchanged

Shalimar: 17, unchanged

Mary Esther: 16, one more than Saturday

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Walton County

Number of cases: 130, unchanged

Hospitalizations: 19, two more than Saturday

Deaths: 9, unchanged

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DeFuniak Springs: 80, unchanged

Santa Rosa Beach: 20, unchanged

Freeport: 7, unchanged

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Bay County

Number of cases: 130, seven more than Saturday

Hospitalizations: 15, two more than Saturday

Deaths: 4, unchanged

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Panama City: 78, three more than Saturday

Panama City Beach: 20, one more than Saturday

Lynn Haven: 12, one more than Saturday

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Holmes County

Number of cases: 30, unchanged

Hospitalizations: 1, unchanged

Deaths: 0

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Washington County

Number of cases: 84, one more than Saturday

Hospitalizations: 15, one more than Saturday

Deaths: 7, one more than Saturday

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Franklin County

Number of cases: 2, unchanged

Hospitalizations: 0

Deaths: 0

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Gulf County

Number of cases: 6, three more than Saturday

Hospitalizations: 0

Deaths: 0

Cities with fewer than five cases were not listed.

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