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July 14, 2020

Panama City, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) received confirmation of 103 additional cases of COVID-19 with 387 negatives, bringing the total cases to 1,430 including 1,388 residents and 42 non-residents. Eight Bay County residents have died from COVID-19. A total of 54 Bay County residents, or 4 percent of all cases, have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Bay County’s overall COVID-19 positive testing rate is 11 percent. Of the 13,068 tests processed, 11,612 tests are negative.

The age range for Bay County residents testing positive for COVID-19 for July 12 is 0-4 years (1), 5-14 years (0), 15-24 years (26), 25-34 (14), 35-44 (15), 45-54 (16), 55-64 (15), 65-74 (11), 75-84 (4), and 85+ (1). One person is a non-Florida resident. There are two additional hospitalizations.

Cities of Bay County cases based on patient’s ZIP Code: Panama City (943), Panama City Beach (207), Lynn Haven (149), Southport (27), Youngstown (18),  Missing (14), Fountain (10), Callaway (9), Tyndall Air Force Base (4), Inlet Beach (2), Bayou George (1), Parker (1), Seacrest (1), Watersound (1), and Mexico Beach (1).

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


Protect the vulnerable by avoiding the Three Cs: Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings and by wearing a mask in public:

  1. Closed Spaces. Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation that could allow contagious droplets to linger in the air.
  2. Crowded Places. Avoid crowded places with many people nearby; the greater the number of individuals in an area, the greater the chances of COVID-19 spreading from person-to-person.
  3. Close-Contact Settings. Avoid close-range conversations and stay at least six-feet from others.


DOH-Bay is 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 CDC has a symptom checker available at For additional testing options and information, visit

COVID-19 Question of the Day

What can young people do to slow the spread of COVID-19?

Overall, more than 40% of cases in Bay County are among young people 15-34 years old. Even if you are young and healthy, you could possibly spread COVID-19 to someone with major underlying health conditions or a person who is 65 or older. We can all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Do it for Yourself, Your Friends, and Your Community.

  • When out with your friends, wear a cloth face covering.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others, even at social gatherings.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you have or think you have COVID-19, stay home, get rest, and hydrate.

Additional Data

The state provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county, which is available here.

In order to make the daily COVID-19 report easier to download and more accessible, the daily report will now separate case line data in a separate PDF. Both reports will continue to be updated daily. The case line data report is available here.

Florida long-term care facility data:

  • The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here
  • The list of long-term care facilities with deaths is available here, which is updated weekly. 

The antibody COVID-19 test results report will be provided once a week and contains county, race and lab information on antibody COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida. The report for antibody tests conducted by private health care providers is available here and the report for antibody tests conducted at state-supported COVID-19 testing sites is available here.

The Agency for Health Care Administration added an additional tab to the Hospital Bed Capacity Dashboard to reflect hospitalizations with the primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

More information on a case-by-case basis can also be found here.

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 or Contact the Citizens Information Center seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (850) 248-6090, or email  

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 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

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.


About the Florida Department of Health 

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit .