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County close to leading state in COVID positivity rates

| Staff Reporters

Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties had a positivity rate last week higher than all but three other Florida counties.

Of the COVID tests issued, 35.2% were positive from Aug. 14 to Aug. 20 in these two counties. Three other counties – Hamilton, Hardee and Union – had higher rates. Those counties have a total population of less than 60,000 – one third that of Santa Rosa’s population.

 

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