COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MONDAY, 7/27/2020

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By: Shelia Mader

COVID-19 numbers took a much less significant hike today in Jackson County overnight with only four new positive new cases being reported. The total is now 1270 positive cases, up from 1266 on Saturday. There are 14 non-resident positives with 1256 resident positives. Deaths caused from COVID-19 increased by one to total 19. The newest death is a 91-year old male.

There have been 82 hospitalizations total and we do not have a number as of today that were hospitalized. We are trying to obtain an actively monitoring number.

As of today, Marianna Health and Rehab is showing 14 deaths total – 11 residents, one staff and two under investigation. They have or have had 63 positive cases, 43 positive cases transferred and 48 staff testing positive. Signature Health at the Courtyard is showing one positive transferred and three positive staff. Signature Health of Northwest Florida (Graceville) is showing seven positive transferred and three positive staff. Chipola Health and Rehabilitation Center is showing no residents and two positive staff.

Department of Corrections at Apalachee Correctional Institute (ACI) is showing 152 inmates with positive tests, 1657 negative tests and 22 staff with positive tests.  They are showing one medically quarantined as of 7/25/20.  GEO (Graceville) is showing 513 positive cases, (up from 236 Sunday) 1023 negative tests and 254 pending tests and 15 staff testing positive. Jackson C.I. is showing zero positive inmates, nine negative tests and 19 (up two) staff testing positive.  There have been no deaths in DOC in Jackson County facilities due to COVID.

We have calls/emails in place to verify the numbers from GEO and to clarify when they will be added to the county’s total if they have not been added previously.

These numbers are taken from the Florida Department of Health website as of 11:00 a.m. on 7/27/20.

We have attempted to get a city-by-city breakdown, an actively monitoring number breakdown and clarification on the numbers not matching up. We have not succeeded but we attribute it to the weekend. Calls, texts and emails have gone out and will be followed up on first thing Monday for the answers that have been asked for by our readers.

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