COVID-19 numbers rise by five


By: Shelia Mader

Numbers from Florida Department of Health came in at 10:00 a.m., August 03, 2020 and continue to show Jackson County numbers increasing. Positive cases rose to 1618 up from 1613 Sunday, an increase of five positive cases. Reports this morning show there are now 14 non-residents. Jackson County’s total positivity rate remained steady at 15.7%. There have been 8,621 negative tests, nine inconclusive tests. There have been 1604 positive residents, with 8670 negative tests for residents. Reports show 18 negative tests for non-Florida residents with 14 positives. The death total remained at 33.

Total hospitalizations are 95 with 25 presently hospitalized. Long-term care has reported 245 positive cases. GEO is showing 655 inmate positives with 28 staff positives. ACI is showing 152 positive inmates with 23 positive staff. Jackson C.I. has zero positive in inmates with 21 staff having tested positive.


In the pediatrics reporting, there is one new positive case under the age of four, bringing that total to 15. There was one new positive case in the age 5-14 age group, bringing that total to 46. In ages 15-24, the number remained at 159 total positive cases. There have been no hospitalizations in any of these three categories. These numbers are taken from Florida Department of Health (numerous subsites) and Florida Department of Corrections. Numbers by city/zip code do change, drop, add due to further research putting someone in Marianna rather than Greenwood or vice versa. The total positive count is correct each day as is the total death count is correct. I am still working to obtain more information on the 18 and under cases (day care, at home, camp, sporting events).


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