The Florida Department of Health has announced 30 new positive cases of coronavirus. Many of the new cases are in Broward County where the Florida National Guard has called up all of it's medical professionals to form Task Force - Medical to help with the virus there.

Ages of people infected with the virus range from 19 to 84. The total number of deaths so far is 4.

The total number of positive cases as reported by FDOH is 136. No new cases in Northwest Florida have been reported as of Monday, March 16, 2020.

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Positive Cases of COVID-19

136 – Florida Residents

6 – Florida Residents Diagnosed and Isolated Outside of Florida

13 – Non-Florida Residents


4 – Florida Residents

Number of Negative Test Results


Number of Pending Test Results


Number of People Under Public Health Monitoring

442 – currently being monitored

1,573 – people monitored to date

Okaloosa - The Okaloosa County School District issued a statement late Friday afternoon that it would extend spring break. Students will not return to school before March 30.

The Okaloosa County School District will be providing breakfast and lunch for all school age students beginning Wednesday, March 18th and will continue the service through the week of March 23rd, when the state-mandated school closures take effect.

Santa Rosa - Santa Rosa Schools will close March 23rd through March 27th in response to the COVID-19, virus. Additionally, all extracurricular activities including athletics (practice or play) are canceled for the next two weeks beginning March 14th. Employees should remain in contact with your school or department during the spring break to receive updates. Employees should also plan on reporting to work on March 23rd, however this is subject to change, according to the District.

Walton - the Walton County School District is now closed for students from now until Monday, March 30, 2020. More information will follow including guidance for employees the week of March 23-27, extra-curricular activities, testing, and SPICE, according to the District.

Bay - Bay District Schools will be closed the week of March 16-20 and the following week 23-27 per the DOE, according to the District.