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CALHOUN COUNTY ANNOUNCES 6th Death and Additional COVID-19 Cases

June 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2020

Contact: Kelly King
Public Information Officer
kelly.king@flhealth.gov (850) 447-6002


CALHOUN COUNTY ANNOUNCES 6th Death and Additional COVID-19 Cases


A 90-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on May 29th passed away. We received confirmation today. This is the 6th person to die in Calhoun County diagnosed with COVID-19.
We are expressing our sincere condolences to her family. The Florida Department of Health in Calhoun County will continue to work with our community partners to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


The Florida Department of Health in Calhoun County (DOH-Calhoun) confirmed three additional cases of COVID-19. The persons ill with the virus is a 37-year-old male, a 32-year-old male and a 34-year-old female. This brings Calhoun County’s total cases to 68.


DOH-Calhoun is continuing to work closely with patients, close contacts, and health care providers to isolate and monitor persons who may have been exposed to COVID-19. The COVID-19 case number is expected to change daily due to the return of results from ongoing testing. Healthcare providers in Calhoun County, Florida are collaborating to make testing available to the public.


The Florida Department of Health is offering testing during June as part of the state-wide initiative to Join in June. The Liberty County Health Department will provide testing Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 9:00a.m. -11:30a.m., EDT. The Calhoun County Health Department will provide testing Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 8:00a.m.-10:30a.m., CDT. No appointment is necessary. Each person being tested will receive a pack of cloth face masks.


The COVID-19 Dashboard is updated once per day https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429/ (Dashboard now breaks down cases by zip code. See data on the bottom center frame)

More information on a case-by-case basis can also be https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/dailies/covid-19-data---daily-report-2020-04-19-0937.pdf


We encourage all Floridians to take the VID-19 Community Action Survey by visiting www.StrongerThanC19.com


For more information


Please visit the Department's dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19. This remains the best and most up-to-date resource for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.


For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department's dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

The Call Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. DOH-Calhoun and Liberty is also operating a call center in house and may be reached at 850-674-5645 or 850-643-2415. Please press 1 from the automated menu. The local call center is available from 7:30a.m.-4:00p.m, Monday-Friday.


In addition, please visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/all-county-locations.html to locate and obtain contact information for your local CHD.


The CDC also has a website with information related to COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.