BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay County received confirmation of one additional case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, Saturday. The person ill with the virus is a 68-year-old male who is a Bay County resident. This case is travel related including Washington, DC and Florida. This brings Bay County’s total COVID-19 cases to five, including four residents and one non-resident.
The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) is now conducting its contact investigations and working on identifying and notifying individuals who will need to self-monitor for symptoms for a 14-day period. Contact investigations are a critical way for staff epidemiologists to track and prevent the spread of disease.
As of 10 a.m. Saturday, 90 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Bay County, 84 results are negative, and one test is pending. There are two cases in Panama City Beach, one in Lynn Haven, and one in Youngstown.
In Walton County, there is one new case of COVID-19. The patient is a 72-year-old female, Florida resident. There are now 8 cases in Walton County, with one in Freeport, one in Miramar Beach, five in Santa Rosa Beach, and one out-of-state resident.
In Florida, eight people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Dade, Lee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Volusia counties.
There are 565 additional cases in Florida, 554 are Florida residents, and 11 are non-Florida residents, according tot he Florida Department of Health.
There are currently 3,608 positive cases in Florida residents and 155 cases in non-Florida residents.
To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 website. 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.
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