Walton County COVID19 Updates

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  1. Teresa

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    COVID-19 Cases Reported in Walton County
    Positive 29
    Total Tests 326
    Negative 296
     
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    COVID-19 Cases Reported in Walton County
    Positive 29
    Total Tests 356
    Negative 326
     
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    As of the DOH 10:30 am update, Walton County has no additional positive tests for a total of 29 positive cases. There have been a total of 357 tests with 327 negatives. We currently have 1 test pending.
    Santa Rosa Beach (9), DeFuniak Springs (4), Miramar Beach (3), Freeport (3), Paxton (1), Missing (1)
     
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    COVID-19 Cases Reported in Walton County
    Positive 29
    Total Tests 370
    Negative 340
     
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    COVID-19 Cases Reported in Walton County
    Positive 29
    Total Tests 386
    Negative 356
     
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    Kurt, thank you for all the VOVID-19 updates.

    Do you (or anyone else) know how many of the 29 positive cases have recovered?
    Any idea of average recovery time from positive test? (if so we could take historical records of when cases confirmed and draw conclusions on current number of active cases in Walton County). Seems like number of active cases would be a really important number to know and that someone in Walton County would be tracking it.
     
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    Data is from Walton County Health Department.
    Florida Department of Health in Walton

    I would also like more detail. I am encouraged that we haven't had new cases this week. And since most of our cases were from before this week and we haven't had any known deaths I hope that most have recovered. Also I believe most, if not all, of our 6 hospitalizations were from early on.
    However I don't know details on testing, quantity, or pending.

    I keep an eye on this data
    ArcGIS Dashboards
    I fear most of the nice looking bell curves in the more populous counties may reflect a first wave of testing. Some of them look like they are heading up again and that may be due to more tests coming in. There is a tab with number of test per county but it is not over time.
     
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    From MedMd.com

    "It may take 2 weeks for your body to get over the illness. That’s the average recovery time for mild cases, according to the World Health Organization. For those with severe or critical cases, recovery can take up to 6 weeks."

    So using the 3/31/2020 numbers Kurt provided (18 cases) and 2 weeks for the average case (realizing critical cases will take much longer) and with 29 reported cases, we may have around 11 active cases and 18 recovered? Ball park at least until the actual data is found.
     
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    That figure is only based on the number of people tested, which, in itself, is weighted towards infected people who show symptoms, which seems to be a criteria for being tested. You have to assume there are people that have it and don’t show symptoms. But there is little doubt we are fortunate to have fairly successful distancing in place.
     
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    As of the DOH 5:30pm update, Walton County has 2 additional positive tests for a total of 31 positive cases. There have been a total of 393 tests with 362 negatives. We currently have 0 tests pending.
    Total Cases: 31
    Residents: 23
    Residents Not in Florida: 0
    Non-Residents: 8

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    Deaths: 0
    Hospitalizations*
    Residents: 5
    Non-Residents: 2
     
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    *COVID -19 UPDATE* 4-18-2020 10:30 AM

    According to the FDOH dashboard, there is one additional cases of COVID-19 in Walton County. The total is now 32.

    There has been a total of 401 tests in Walton County with 369 negatives with 0 pending tests at State labs. If there are pending tests from private physicians or labs they will be not be counted on here.

    Updated information can also be found at:
    Florida Department of Health in Walton
    www.floridahealth.gov
    www.cdc.gov

    You can also visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard that is updated twice daily with specific county information.

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    The COVID-19 Call Center is open 24 hours a day 7-days a week (866) 779-6121 24/7 or Email - COVID-19@flhealth.gov.
     
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    COVID-19 Cases Reported in Walton County
    Positive 32
    Total Tests 442
    Negative 409
     
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    Walton County Beaches are Closed. No Date Set for Re-opening.

    On April 30 or May 1, it is anticipated that Governor Ron DeSantis will take action regarding the "Safe at Home" order and the "Short-term Rental Ban". Pending action by the Governor, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners believes that it would be prudent to wait until that time, assess any information provided by the Governor, and make any decisions regarding the beach at that time.
     
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    Thank you for the update Teresa.
     
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    4/21/2020 10:30 am
    COVID-19 Cases Reported in Walton County
    Positive 32
    Total Tests 471
    Negative 438
     
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    Looks like the board of commissioners will be holding a meeting tomorrow morning at 11 to discuss reopening the beaches. It’s being held via Zoom, and can be accessed on their website for anybody that would like to watch.
     
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    Notice of Emergency Meeting - Walton County BCC - Thursday, April 23 @ 11:00 am
    Please be advised that the Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold an Emergency Meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:00am. This meeting will be held at the Walton County Courthouse, located at 571 US Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL.

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    The purpose of this meeting is for the Walton County Board of County Commissioners to discuss options regarding Walton County beaches in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

    This meeting will be open to the public on a limited basis in order to adhere to proper social distancing protocols.

    Due to the limited seating capacity, this meeting will also be accessible to the public via “Zoom”.

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    Does anyone know any of the backstory of the SRB cases? We (SRB) seem to be the problem in WC and I'd like to know if they are similarities between these continuing infections. Common places they've gone, proximity to each other, etc.
     
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    That's a great question. I doubt we have sufficient health care personnel to do that sort of tracking. It would seem that with so many people sitting idle, that, perhaps, some "volunteer tracking team" could find out some of this info by phone interviews.
     

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