Latest COVID-19 numbers for Nassau County

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Tuesday, March 31:  From Nassau County  Emergency Management: "As of 11:00 am, March 31, 2020, FDOH Nassau has received two new case reports of positive COVID-19 testing in Nassau residents. One case is a 24 year old male with no known contact to a confirmed case and no travel...

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    A graphic provided by the Florida Department of Health depicting the novel coronavirus.
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Tuesday, March 31:  From Nassau County  Emergency Management: "As of 11:00 am, March 31, 2020, FDOH Nassau has received two new case reports of positive COVID-19 testing in Nassau residents. One case is a 24 year old male with no known contact to a confirmed case and no travel history. The other case is a 42-year-old male with travel-associated exposure. The Health Department is conducting a case investigation and contact tracing. The individuals will remain in isolation until released by public health. This brings the total case count to date to nine for Nassau County.

Five cases are from Fernandina Beach, two cases are from Callahan, one case is from Hilliard, and one case is from Yulee.

FDOH Nassau reminds the public that initial case report data is provisional and requires completed investigation to verify. Therefore, there will be some adjustment in the numbers as the Health Department continues to provide as real-time information as possible but follows up to assure accurate data for final counts.

More information on about Florida cases and testing are available at: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

Saturday, March 28: The Florida Department of Health has reported a seventh case of COVID-19 in a 72-year-old male Nassau County resident. In addition, FDOH reported that a second patient has been hospitalized due to the disease. It’s unknown if the most recent person who tested positive was hospitalized or if one of the previous six victims was. The five who aren’t hospitalized will remain in isolation until released by FDOH.

Friday, March 27: The Florida Department of Health reported at noon Friday that another case in Nassau County of COVID-19, the disease caused by infection with the novel coronavirus. The new case involves a 63-year-old male resident, currently in isolation, and is travel related, according to DOH, which is completing contract tracing at this time.

This brings the total number of cases in Nassau to six since DOH announced the first positive test on Wednesday, March 11, of a 68-year-old man.  Then, three more cases were reported Wednesday, March 25, and another on Thursday, March 26.

The county's initial case in was diagnosed earlier this month in a man who self-isolated. It was determined that his case was travel related. The four new cases of disease are in three women and one man. One of the residents has been hospitalized.

The Florida Department of Health’s database has few other details about the reported cases. The age range of the cases is 50 to 73. The average age is 59.  One of the latest cases was determined to be travel-related. One of the latest cases was not travel-related, according to the database, and the third case from March 25 was characterized as “travel unknown.”

The fifth case, reported Thursday, was “in a 73-year-old female resident,” according to a post on Facebook by Nassau County Emergency Management. The woman will remain in isolation and the FDOH is “completing case investigation and contact tracing.”

Three of the people are from Fernandina Beach, one is from Yulee, and one is from Callahan. In the case reported Friday, DOH did not specify 

Other than travel to, or known contact with someone who has traveled to, one of the primary countries where the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 have been widespread, such as China, Iran, Italy, and Spain, the other main way that the CDC characterizes the transmission is through “community spread”: “Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected,” according to the CDC.

More information on the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 is available at https://floridahealthcovid19.gov. The FDOH database can be found here:

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429.

Readers can go here for frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html.