DOH-WALTON UPDATES POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 12-16-20
December 16, 2020
Patti Roberts, PIO
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 33 new Walton County cases reported for December 15th. Walton County total cases (4281). 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 12/15 is 48. Community cases (33) age group 0-4 (0), 5-14 (0), 15-24 (4), 25-34 (6), 35-44 (5), 45-54 (7), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (4), 75-84 (0) 85+ (0).
An 81-year-old male diagnosed with Covid19 has passed away. There have been 41 deaths in Walton County. Current COVID19 Hospitalizations in Walton County Hospitals (10) This data may include persons other than Walton County cases.
Included in total cases is 357 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 current and past outbreaks of (183) residents and/or staff that have tested positive for COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities in Walton 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.
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 COVIDemail@example.com
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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