Tuesday COVID-19 numbers rise 25 to 1643


By: Shelia Mader

Numbers from Florida Department of Health came in at 10:00 a.m., August 04, 2020 and continue to show Jackson County numbers increasing. Positive cases rose to 1643 up from 1618 Sunday, an increase of 25 positive cases. Reports this morning show there are now 15 non-residents. Jackson County’s total positivity rate remained steady at 15.7%, well above the CDC acceptable rate. There have been 8,846 negative tests, nine inconclusive tests.  Reports show 18 negative tests for non-Florida residents with 15 positives. The death total remained at 33.

Total hospitalizations were up by two to 97 with 25 presently hospitalized.  Long-term care has reported 245 positive cases.  GEO is showing an increase of one with a total of 656 inmate positives with an increase of five in staff to 33 staff positives. ACI is showing 152 positive inmates with 23 positive staff. Jackson C.I. has zero positive cases with inmates, nine negative tests, zero pending, with 21 staff having tested positive.


Total number of under 18 testing positive in Jackson County is 93 with 704 negative tests out of 797 total tests. This is an 11.7% positivity rate.

In the pediatrics reporting, no new positive cases under the age of four, leaving that total to 15. There was one new positive case in the age 5-14 age group, bringing that total to 47. In ages 15-24, the number rose by three for a new positive total of 162. Doing the math, that would give Jackson County 31 positive cases with 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) 76; 32440 (Graceville) 591; 32442 (Grand Ridge) 47; 32443 (Greenwood) 79; 32445 (Malone) 32; 32446 (Marianna) 347; 32448 (Marianna) 164; 32460 (Sneads) 216. The zip codes total 1621, 22 shy of the county total of 1643.

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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