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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN BAY COUNTY PROVIDES COVID-19 UPDATE, ANNOUNCES 15 CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19

June 22, 2020

Panama City, Fla.— Bay County’s total diagnosed COVID-19 cases now stands at 205. This includes 195 Bay County residents and 10 non-Florida resident cases. In the past 30 days, 110 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Bay County and 13 persons have been hospitalized.

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) received confirmation of 15 additional cases of COVID-19. These include a 58-year-old male, a 29-year-old male, a 19-year-old female, an 11-year-old male, a 39-year-old female, a 47-year-old male, a 40-year-old male, a 58-year-old female, a 69-year-old male, a 78-year-old female, a 30-year-old male, a 75-year-old female, a 30-year-old female, a 61-year-old male, and a 43-year-old female. Three cases are connected with a long-term care facility.

DOH-Bay is conducting the contact investigation 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 6,463 tests processed, 6,253 tests are negative. Four Bay County residents, or 2 percent of all positive Bay County cases, have died from COVID-19. A total of 25 Bay County residents, or 13 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 residents195
Panama City133
Panama City Beach26
Lynn Haven21
Youngstown4
Callaway3
Southport3
Parker1
Tyndall Air Force Base1
Fountain2
Missing1
 
Total Case Overview 
Traveled27
Contact with confirmed case97
Travel & contact with confirmed case5
 
Cases in facility staff/ residents15
Long-Term Care11 (6% of all cases)
Corrections4 (2% 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
WhereWhenWhoHow
Callaway Arts & Conference Center500 Callaway ParkwayCallaway, FL 32404Tuesday, June 239 a.m. – 1 p.m.Adults 18+ with or without symptomsDrive through, no appointment or referral needed
Rosenwald High School924 Bay Ave.Panama City, FL 32401Tuesday, June 309 a.m. – 1 p.m.Adults 18+ with or without symptomsDrive through, no appointment or referral needed


DOH-Bay is now testing anyone with symptoms of COVID-19. 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, and/or 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. 

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) publishes antibody COVID-19 test results data weekly. The report contains county, race and lab information on antibody COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) publishes pediatric report for Florida weekly. The report contains characteristics of pediatric Florida resident cases by county.

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.  

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 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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