Florida COVID-19 death toll rises, new cases in Walton County

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - As of Monday night, 17 people have died in Florida due to the coronavirus COVID-19, according to the Florida Health Department.

The department is also reporting more than 1,200 cases in the state, with the majority of those cases being in the Florida peninsula.

As of 6 p.m., Monday, there are 1,227 total Florida cases. Three people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Clay, Duval and Palm Beach counties.

New Florida cases include:

56 additional positive COVID-19 cases (51 Florida residents and 5 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
There are currently 1,147 positive cases in Florida residents and 80 positive cases in non-Florida residents.

Florida recently partnered with private laboratories around the state to expand COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity. This partnership will increase the number of tests conducted each day and ensure Floridians receive the critical health information they need in a timely manner.

Expansion to private laboratories changes the COVID-19 testing landscape in Florida. Private laboratories are running tests as they receive swab samples from practitioners. Testing and reporting times vary among commercial and DOH laboratories.

Demographic information may be updated during investigations. These twice daily reports reflect the state’s efforts to accurately and transparently share information.

WALTON COUNTY

Walton County is now reporting nine cases, up from five earlier Monday. The additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, include:

• 58-year-old male Florida resident

• 61-year-old female Florida resident

• 44-year-old male non-Florida resident

• 79-year-old male non-Florida resident

BAY COUNTY

In Bay County, there is still just the one positive case. Health officials say they've tested 36 people, with 33 of those cases coming back negative and two have results pending.

To keep up with the latest numbers and statistics coming from the Florida Health Department, visit the state's COVID-19 Dashboard.

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