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DOH-WALTON UPDATES POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 12-02-2020

By Patricia Roberts

December 02, 2020

Contact:
Patti Roberts, PIO
Patricia.Roberts@flhealth.gov
Office: 850-401-6353

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. – DOH Walton/Walton Community Health Center is conducting
free COVID 19 testing in DOH-Walton locations in Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak
Springs by appointment only. Call 850-401-6453 for more information and to schedule a
drive-up appointment. Antibody tests are not available.

Demographic information on cases due to ongoing epidemiological
investigations,
are provisional and subject to change: There are 44 new Walton County
cases reported for December 1st. Walton County total cases (3759). Municipalities by zip
code can be found on the dashboard (click on the bottom of the page Cases by Zip code).
FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. Community data excludes outbreaks at Correctional Facilities,
Long-Term Care Facilities, and out of state residents tested in Walton County. The median
age for 12/01 is 44. Community cases (42) age group 0-4 (0), 5-14 (1), 15-24 (9), 25-34 (6),
35-44 (5), 45-54 (8), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (5), 75-84 (2) 85+ (1)

A 66-year-old female diagnosed with Covid19 has passed away. There have been 38
deaths in Walton County. Current COVID19 Hospitalizations in Walton County Hospitals (6)
This data may include persons other than Walton County cases.

Included in total cases is 365 Walton County Correctional Institute staff and inmates, (past
outbreak numbers included in total positive cases include 96 Walton County jail staff and
inmates, 28 Walton Academy for Growth and Change staff and inmates, located in
DeFuniak Springs which are listed as DeFuniak Springs cases).

Included in total cases is past outbreaks of (78) residents and/or staff that have tested positive
for COVID-19 in one Long Term Care Facility in DeFuniak Springs, (8) in one Long Term Care
Facility in Miramar Beach, (8) in one Long Term Care Facility in Santa Rosa Beach, and (2) in
one Long Term Care Facility in Destin. 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 long-term care facilities his report is also available at
FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov.

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.

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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
FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. 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
COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC
COVID-19 website at
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
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