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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN BAY COUNTY PROVIDES COVID-19 UPDATE, ANNOUNCES TWO CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19

June 08, 2020

Panama City, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) received confirmation of two additional cases of COVID-19. Bay County residents include a 4-year-old female and a 76-year-old female. One of the new cases had prior contact with a confirmed case. One case is travel-related. Bay County’s total diagnosed COVID-19 cases now stands at 132, including five non-resident cases.

DOH-Bay is conducting contact investigations and working to identify and notify individuals who need to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Contact investigations are a critical way for staff epidemiologists to track and prevent the spread of disease.

Bay County’s overall COVID-19 positive testing rate is 3 percent. Of the 4,592 tests processed, 4,458 tests are negative. Four Bay County residents, or 3 percent of all positive Bay County cases, have died from COVID-19. A total of 14 Bay County residents, or 11 percent of all cases, have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

Data is preliminary and subject to change based on public health investigations.

Addresses of Bay County residents

127

Panama City

81

Panama City Beach

20

Lynn Haven

12

Youngstown

4

Callaway

3

Southport

3

Parker

1

Tyndall Air Force Base

1

Fountain

2

 

Total Case Overview

132

Traveled

16

Contact with confirmed case

61

Travel & contact with confirmed case

3

No or unknown contact with a confirmed case

51

 

Cases in facility staff/ residents

11

Long-Term Care

7
(6% of all cases)

Corrections

4
(3% of all cases)

DOH will offer free drive-through testing to any person over 18 at the following dates and locations:

JUNE DRIVE THROUGH TESTING SITES

Where

When

Who

How

DOH-Bay
597 W. 11th ST
Panama City, FL 32401

Monday, June 8
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Adults 18+ with or without symptoms

Drive through, no appointment or referral needed

Parking area next to Seahaven Beach Resort
15191 Front Breach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Tuesday, June 16
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Adults 18+ with or without symptoms

Drive through, no appointment or referral needed


DOH-Bay is now testing anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, including children, at the 597 W. 11th St. location. For screening, please call DOH-Bay at (850) 872-4455 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and follow the prompts. Testing is by appointment only.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Sore throat

The Florida Department of Health also offers a list of long-term care facilities in Florida associated with COVID-19 cases and provides real-time data about active cases and number of deaths in each facility.

The Florida Department of Health also provides a  COVID-19 dashboard updated daily at 10 a.m. as well as a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county, available at FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov.

Friday, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) announced that antibody COVID-19 test results data is now available. This weekly report contains county, race and lab information on antibody COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida.

For more Information on COVID-19

For text alert updates from the Florida Department of Health in Bay County, text “bayhealth” to 888-777. For additional information specific to Bay County, visit BayHealthCOVID19.com. Contact the Citizens Information Center seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (850) 248-6090, or email ask@baycountyfl.gov.

For state-level text alerts, text FLCOVID19 to 888-777. To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 website at FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the travel advisory website.

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, call (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

The free StrongerThanC19 app is available to both iOS and Android users and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google app stores. The StrongerThanC19 app and website are designed to gather information to help the Department of Health track and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Florida; they are not intended to be used as a symptom checker designed to dispense medical advice.

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