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FDOH-Gulf confirms second postive COVID-19 case

Tim Croft
tcroft@starfl.com

The Florida Department of Health in Gulf County announced that it had been notified of a second positive case of COVID-19 in Gulf County.

The individual is a 40-year-old female who is a Gulf County resident. This individual is a positive contact to a case from another Florida county. She is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials, according to a press release.

"We are working closely with the patient, close contacts and healthcare providers to ensure proper precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus,” said Sarah Hinds, Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Franklin and Gulf Counties.

Public health efforts are focused concurrently on containing the spread of this virus and mitigating the impact of this virus. A technique called contact tracing is frequently used during such efforts. Contact tracing tracks and prevents the spread of disease. Infectious disease specialists work to find everyone who has been in contact with the positive case. Persons identified to be at-risk through the contact tracing process are interviewed, evaluated, and educated on their risk factors and what to do.

DOH-Gulf encourages our residents and visitors to continue to take the preventive steps to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. Everyone can do their part to help.