CORONAVIRUS BY CITY/COUNTY: Santa Rosa County records 3rd death in the pandemic, Bay and Walton unchanged
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Another Santa Rosa County resident has died of coronavirus on Friday, according to the evening report from the Florida Department of Health. This is the third fatality from the disease since the pandemic began.

Friday's death was a 69-year-old man who had contact with a confirmed case of coronoavirus, but it was not travel related, according to FDOH.

Other fatalities in Santa Rosa County include:

- A 71-year old male who had traveled to Egypt, Jordan and Israel and died March 5 of the disease.

– 81-year-old female who had traveled to Indiana and died March 26.

This latest death comes a day after the Florida Department of Corrections reported 30 inmates and six staff members were infected at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility in Milton.

This is the largest number of Florida inmates with the virus in one place.

Bay and Walton counties did not have new cases since Friday morning's FDOH report.


Total cases: 17,968, an increase of 431 since Friday morning's report

Hospitalized: 2,496, an increase of 136 since Friday morning's report

Deaths: 419 an increase of 29 since Friday morning's report (Ages range 38-101)

Below is a breakdown for Northwest Florida counties


Okaloosa - 85, two more since Thursday night's report

Age range: 3-96

Hospitalized: 14,

Deaths: 1

Non residents: 3

Resident not in FL: 1

— Destin, 23,

– Shalimar, 7,

— Niceville, 15, one more since the Friday morning report

— Fort Walton Beach, 23,

— Mary Esther, 2,

— Crestview, 8,

– Eglin AFB, 1, unchanged

— Laurel Hill, 1

– Missing, 1, one more since Friday morning's report

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