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DOH-Walton Updates Positive Cases of COVID-19 07-13-20

By Patricia Roberts

July 14, 2020

July 13, 2020


Patti Roberts, PIO
Office: 850-401-6353

DeFuniak Springs, Fla.DOH Walton/Walton Community Health Center is conducting
free COVID 19 testing in DOH -Walton clinic locations in Santa Rosa Beach, DeFuniak
Springs and Paxton by appointment only. Call 850-401-6453 for more information and to
schedule an appointment. Drive through testing, no appointment or pre-registration needed,
will take place July 14th from 4 P.M.-7 P.M South Walton High School, Santa Rosa Beach
and July 21
st 4 P.M. – 7 P.M. Gene Hurley Park, DeFuniak Springs. Antibody tests are not

Demographic information on cases due to ongoing epidemiological investigations, are provisional and subject to change: Walton County total cases(582) new cases from July 11 through today, July 13 (98): Municipalities by zip code include DeFuniak Springs (232), Freeport (49), Gaskin (1), Laurel Hill-Paxton (1), Miramar Beach (46), Santa Rosa Beach (167), Ponce de Leon (8), Westville (1), Panama City Beach (1), Inlet Beach (18), Destin (1), Watersound (1) and Out-ofstate tested in Walton County (53), missing address data (3). The community median age for July 11, 12, & 13 is 32 and ages range from 0-86, 36 Females, 39 males. (excluding Walton County jail cases)A 76-year-old male who tested positive for COVID19 has passed away. There have been 10 deaths with confirmed COVID-19. Current Hospitalizations (2).

Included in total cases is 64 Walton County jail inmates located in DeFuniak
Springs which are listed as DeFuniak Springs cases.

The daily COVID-19 report also includes information from the Agency for Health Care
Administration, by county about cases and deaths related to staff or residents in longterm care facilities. There have been 64 residents and/or staff that have tested positive
for COVID-19 in one Long Term Care Facility in DeFuniak Springs, Walton County.
This report is also available at

Effective July 2, 2020, COVID-19 confirmed through antigen testing are included in
overall case counts. Antigen tests are a new way to check for active COVID-19
infection at the time of your appointment.


DOH Walton stresses the importance of following the local, state, federal and CDC guidelines and
practicing social distancing to protect those that are most at risk.
Governor DeSantis issued
Executive Order 20-83, directing the State Surgeon General and State Health Officer to issue a
public health advisory to all persons over 65 years of age urging them to stay home and to take
such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Protect the vulnerable by avoiding the Three Cs: Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and
Close-Contact Settings and by wearing a mask in public:
1. Closed Spaces. Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation that could allow contagious droplets
to linger in the air.
2. Crowded Places. Avoid crowded places with many people nearby; the greater the number of
individuals in an area, the greater the chances of COVID-19 spreading from person-to-person.
3. Close-Contact Settings. Avoid close-range conversations and stay at least six-feet from

Additional Data
The state provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county, which is available
In order to make the daily COVID-19 report easier to download and more accessible, the daily
report will now separate case line data in a separate PDF. Both reports will continue to be updated
daily. The case line data report is available

Florida long-term care facility data:

The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here.
The list of long-term care facilities with deaths is available here, which is updated weekly.

The antibody COVID-19 test results report will be provided once a week and contains county,
race and lab information on antibody COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida. The report for
antibody tests conducted by private health care providers is available
here and the report for
antibody tests conducted at state- supported COVID-19 testing sites is available

The Agency for Health Care Administration added an additional tab to the
Hospital Bed Capacity
to reflect hospitalizations with the primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

More information on a case-by-case basis can also be found here.

DOH-Walton has also initiated the use of Nextdoor application for Public Agencies, to
share information with Walton County residents. For more information and/or to sign upvisit


To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department
of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 website at For any other questions
related to COVID-19 in Florida, call (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per
day or email

The free StrongerThanC19 app is available to both iOS and Android users and can be
downloaded from the Apple or Google app stores.
The StrongerThanC19 app and website are
designed to gather information to help the Department of Health track and slow the spread of
COVID-19 in Florida; they are not intended to be used as a symptom checker designed to
dispense medical advice.

For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC
COVID-19 website at

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