Bay County announces one new COVID-19 case

This brings Bay County’s total COVID-19 cases to 83 and total non-resident cases to two. (MGN)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (PRESS RELEASE) - Bay County received confirmation of one additional case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The person ill with the virus is a 49-year-old male who is a non-Florida resident.

This brings Bay County’s total COVID-19 cases to 83 and total non-resident cases to two.

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.

The percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 in Bay County overall is 4%. Of the 2,070 tests processed, there are 1,984 negative results. There are three Florida resident deaths in Bay County from COVID-19. The total Florida resident hospitalizations count is at 12.

The addresses of the 82 positive Bay County residents include; 54 in Panama City, 12 in Panama City Beach, one in Southport, seven in Lynn Haven, one in Parker, three in Youngstown, one in Tyndall Air Force Base, and three in Callaway.

Tuesday, May 19 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. drive through COVID-19 viral testing will be offered at Deane Bozeman School located at 13410 Hwy 77, Panama City, FL 32409. Thursday, May 21 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. we will be at the Youngstown/Fountain Recreational Complex at 12321 E. Hwy 20, Youngstown, FL 32466. At both sites, we will test all adults with or without symptoms. Antibody testing is not available.