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Bars and restaurants are open, beaches are packed and people in Florida are testing positive for COVID-19 at record setting levels.
On Friday the Florida Department of Health announced that 3,822 new cases of the coronavirus had been diagnosed statewide, surpassing Thursday’s record 3,207 positive tests by more than 600.
Total cases rose statewide from 85,926 to 89,748. The number of deaths in Florida jumped by 43 from 3,061 to 3,104.
Another 197 Floridians were hospitalized in the 24 hour period between 10 am. Thursday and the same time on Friday for treatment of the virus. The total number hospitalized now stands at 12,774.
Okaloosa County had four people hospitalized Friday with the coronavirus. Three were occupying ICU beds, but none were using ventilators.
The county reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, including 11 new cases in the Crestview area, according to Health Department calculations. Two of those who had tested positive were staff members at the Crestview Manor long-term care facility.
Santa Rosa County added 11 to its total and Walton and Bay counties each reported eight new cases. Holmes County was hit with 13 new cases, the DOH reported.
The death toll in eight monitored Northwest Florida counties extending from Santa Rosa to Franklin County remained unchanged at 37.
BY THE NUMBERS
Total COVID-19 cases as of 10 a.m., Friday, June 19
Okaloosa: 391, increase of 25 since Thursday
Santa Rosa: 330, increase of 11 since Wednesday
Walton: 165, increase of eight since Thursday
Bay: 1175, increase of eight since Thursday
Washington: 96, increase of one since Thursday
Holmes: 45, increase of 13 since Thursday
Gulf: 11 no increase since Thursday
Franklin: 2, no increase since Thursday
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: 185, increase of five
Navarre: 55, increase of three
Gulf Breeze: 41, dropped one
Pace: 23, increase of one
Jay: 4, no change
Pensacola Beach: 2, change of one
Missing Santa Rosa: 15
Fort Walton Beach: 158, increase of three
Destin: 50, increase of one
Crestview: 59, increase of 11
Niceville: 41, no change
Shalimar: 20, no change
Mary Esther: 25, increase of one
Laurel Hill: 4, no change
Eglin Air Force Base: 5, no change
Baker: 2, no change
Holt: 3, increase of one
Valparaiso: 3, increase of one
Missing Okaloosa: 13
DeFuniak Springs: 90, increase of three
Santa Rosa Beach: 32, increase of two
Freeport: 10, no change
Miramar Beach: 5, no change
Paxton: 1, no change
Ponce de Leon: 1 no change
Point Washington: 1, no change
Westville: 1, no change
Out of State: 22
Panama City: 109, increase of six
Panama City Beach: 25, no change
Lynn Haven: 18, 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