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Three additional COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bay County

Three additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Bay County. (MGN)
Three additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Bay County. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: May. 2, 2020 at 11:17 AM CDT
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Bay County received confirmation of three additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The persons ill with the virus are a 36-year-old male, a 2-year-old female, and a 32-year-old female. This brings Bay County’s total COVID-19 cases to 75, including 74 residents and one non-resident.

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) is now conducting its contact investigation 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.

Bay County’s total COVID-19 cases is at 75, including 74 residents and one non-resident. While Bay County’s testing is increasing, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 5%. Of the 1,655 tests processed, there are 1,578 negative results. There are three deaths in Bay County from COVID-19. The total hospitalizations count is at ten including nine residents and one non-resident.

The addresses of the 74 positive Bay County residents include; 47 in Panama City, 12 in Panama City Beach, one in Southport, six in Lynn Haven, one in Parker, three in Youngstown, one in Tyndall Air Force Base, and three in Callaway. The non-resident case is from Texas.

Age, gender, race, and ethnicity data is available on the dashboard. Zip code level case numbers are also available. The dashboard is updated daily. For more detail on Florida resident cases, please visit the live DOH Dashboard. More information on a case-by-case basis can also be found in the Daily Report. Both are located at FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. We encourage all Floridians to take the VID-19 Community Action Survey by visiting www.StrongerThanC19.com

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