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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN BAY COUNTY PROVIDES COVID-19 UPDATE

April 25, 2020

Today, the Florida Department of Health announced that, in order to provide more comprehensive data, the Department will now release this report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard will also provide updates once per day. As a part of this change, the state will also provide a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. Previously, this information was only available for select communities. The Department of Health will issue the new surveillance report for all counties this afternoon. Bay County's report can be found here. (Please note the link will open in a .pdf file in a new window.) 

Bay County’s total COVID-19 cases is at 63, including 62 residents and one non-resident. While Bay County’s testing is increasing, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 6%. Of the 1,104 tests processed, there are 1040 negative results. There are two deaths in Bay County from COVID-19. The total hospitalizations count is at ten including nine residents and one non-resident.

There are currently two long-term care facilities in Bay County that have or have had positive cases of COVID-19. The Florida Department of Health has published the list at FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. The COVID-19 report also includes information by county about cases and deaths related to staff or residents in long-term care facilities. There have been two residents or staff in long-term care facilities that have tested positive for COVID-19.

The addresses of the 62 positive Bay County residents include; 37 in Panama City, 12 in Panama City Beach, one in Southport, five in Lynn Haven, one in Parker, three in Youngstown, one in Tyndall Air Force Base, and two in Callaway. The non-resident case is from Texas.