4,000+ Cases, 100+ Deaths in Jackson County since February
by Dale Cox
Nearly one-tenth of the population of Jackson County has contracted Covid-19 since the pandemic first struck the area in February. More than 100 of those with the illness have died.
The county reached the sad milestone last night when the Florida Department of Health reported statistics through Tuesday night, December 8, 2020. Current statistics for the county are:
- 102 Deaths
- 4,082 Cases (4,030 Residents and 42- Non-Residents)
- 246 Hospitalizations.
Jackson County's death rate from Covid-19 is significantly higher than that of neighboring Gadsden County, although the two counties are similar in population size.
Jackson County's estimated population is 46,414, while Gadsden County's is estimated at 45,660. As of this week, 102 people have died from Covid-19 in Jackson County while Gadsden County reports 58 deaths.
Statewide the number of deaths has fallen this week, despite a dramatic surge in numbers of new cases. In local counties, the death toll from the pandemic is as follows:
- Bay County (180 deaths)
- Calhoun County (22 deaths)
- Gadsden County (58 deaths)
- Holmes County (17 deaths)
- Jackson County (102 deaths)
- Liberty County (14 deaths)
- Walton County (39 deaths, )
- Washington County (27 deaths)
You can check daily statistics for any county by visiting Florida's Covid-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.