Jackson County health officials speak on second confirmed case of COVID-19

MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Jackson County health officials say the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in the area is a 28-year-old female with no travel history.
With the first case being a 33-year-old male, they say the disease isn’t just affecting the elderly.

Health officials in Jackson County say the second positive case of COVID-19 in the area is a 28-year-old female. (WJHG/WECP)

Sandy Martin, the Administrator, Florida Department of Health in Jackson County said, “Those most at risk for serious complications continue to be those 65 years of age and older, those with compromised immune systems. But certainly, we all need to do our part, each of us has a community responsibility to protect one another, protect our families and keep themselves safe in our communities.”

They say those who are feeling symptomatic should consult their primary care doctor or the health department before taking action.

“Call ahead,” said Martin. “Do not just walk into any health care provider's office or the ER.”

Officials say young or old, all locals need to practice safe prevention methods to stop the spread of coronavirus.

“We all need to behave like COVID-19 is a serious threat to our health. We need to stay at least six feet apart from one another and protect ourselves and our community from the spread of the virus,” said Martin.

To learn more about testing sites in Jackson County, call the Health Department at 850-526-2412 or the PanCare COVID-19 response line at 850-215-4181.

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