Bay County Health Department Announces 21 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

PANAMA CITY, Florida (Press release) –

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) received confirmation of 21 additional cases of COVID-19. These include a 31 year old woman, a 37 year old man, a 48 year old man, a 21 year old man, a 32 year old man, a 46 year old woman, a 46 year old man, a 24 year old woman, a 24 year old man, a 39 year old man, a 57 year old man, a 63 year old woman, a 47 one year old, a 59 year old man, a 29 year old man, a 26 year old man, a man 46, a 25-year-old woman, a 28-year-old man, a 43-year-old man and a 21-year-old man. There are three non-Florida residents. Two cases are related to travel. Seven cases are a contact with a confirmed case. Two cases are associated with long-term care facilities. There are no new hospitalizations. DOH-Bay is conducting the contact investigation and is working to identify and notify individuals who need to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Contact investigations are a critical way for staff epidemiologists to track and prevent the spread of the disease.

Bay County’s overall COVID-19 positive test rate is 4 percent. Of the 7,378 tests processed, 7,066 tests are negative. The positivity rate for the week of June 14 was 8.48 percent. In the past 30 days, 208 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Bay County, 21 people have been hospitalized, and no Bay County resident has died.

The total number of diagnosed Bay County COVID-19 cases now stands at 305. This includes 288 Bay County residents and 17 non-Florida residents. Four Bay County residents, or 1 percent of all positive Bay County cases, have died from COVID-19. A total of 33 Bay County residents, or 11 percent of all cases, have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

The state is under a public health notice from the Florida Department of Health. That recommends wearing masks in public, encourages older and vulnerable people to limit interactions outside the home, and urges everyone to refrain from participating in meetings of more than 50 people. It also scans 50 percent of indoor capacities for bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues and other business regulations due to COVID-19. To read the full version, click here. To file a complaint with the Florida Department of Business and Professionals regulations, click here.