COVID-19 numbers continue to rise


By: Shelia Mader

Numbers from Florida Department of Health came in at 10:00 a.m. and continues to show Jackson County numbers increasing. Positive cases rose to 1553 from 1544 yesterday, an increase of nine positives. There are 14 non-residents. The death total rose by two, reaching 28, up from 26 on Wednesday. Both deaths were females, one 82 years old and one 85 years old. The date of death for the 85-year-old female was7-8-20 and the 82-year-old female’s date of death was 7-12-20.

The count of active positive cases in Marianna Health and Rehab is 19 residents, 23 positive residents transferred and 16 staff. For Signature Health at the Courtyard, they have one positive resident transferred and one positive staff. Signature Health of North Florida reports three positive residents transferred and three staff GEO (Graceville Prison) reports the only inmate death in Jackson County. Jackson County Jail has recorded no positive inmates and five positive staff. ACI is constant at 152 total inmates and 22 staff. GEO reports 655 positive inmates and 24 positive staff. Jackson has reported no positive inmates and 20 positive staff.

There are currently 22 hospitalized.

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