Thursday COVID-19 numbers rise by 52 to 1797


By: Shelia Mader

Numbers from Florida Department of Health came in at 10:00 a.m., August 06, 2020 and continue to show Jackson County numbers increasing with 52 new cases reported. Positive cases rose to 1797 up from 1745 Wednesday. Reports this morning show there are 015 non-residents. Jackson County’s total positivity rate remained steady at 16.2%, well above the CDC acceptable rate. There have been 9,413 negative tests out of 11,220 total tests administered.  Reports show 18 negative tests for non-Florida residents with 15 positives. The death total rose by two for a total of 36.  The recent death was a 94-year old female on 7/22/2020.

Total hospitalizations were up by two to 101 with 25 presently hospitalized.  Long-term care has reported 262 positive cases. Corrections is showing a total of 847 inmate positives.  These are cumulative numbers and not currently active cases.

                                                                          PEDIATRIC CASES RISE

Total number of under 18 testing positive in Jackson County is 94, with 711 negative tests out of 805 total tests. This is an 11.7% positivity rate.

In the pediatrics reporting, no new positive cases under the age of four, leaving at total to 16. There were no new positive cases in the age 5-14 age group leaving that total at 47. In ages 15-24, the number rose by four for a new positive total of 172. Jackson County 31 positive cases ages 15-17. There have been no hospitalizations in any of these three categories.

Positive counts by zip codes are as follows: 32420 (Alford) 37; 32423 (Bascom) 12; 32426 (Campbellton to include Jacob) 20; 32431 (Cottondale, includes Alford also) 79; 32440 (Graceville) 687; 32442 (Grand Ridge) 47; 32443 (Greenwood) 79; 32445 (Malone) 32; 32446 (Marianna) 348; 32448 (Marianna) 166; 32460 (Sneads) 216.

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 continuing efforts to obtain more information on the 18 and under cases and their origin of contact (day care, at home, camp, events) and the protocol for day care closings/quarantine factors if they have a positive case or cases.


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