COVID-19 update for 8/21/2020

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By: Shelia Mader


COVID-19 positive cases rose 18 cases from 2180 on Thursday to 2,198 positive cases Friday, up 18 cases with two additional deaths reported. Total death total is at 59 as of 8/21/20. The deaths were both female, an 81 and an 83-year old. The two deaths were at Signature Health of Northwest Florida (Graceville). The Jackson County Health Department is presently monitoring 107 cases, not including Department of Corrections inmates.

Hospitalizations remained at 108, the count on Wednesday. Long-term care totals are up one to 314 with Department of Corrections remaining at 1,048 cases
Positive cases for four and under positive cases rose by one to 23, with the 5-14 positive cases remaining at 57. Positive cases for ages 15-24 increased by two for a total of 201.

Positivity rate is at 15.7%.

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