Toddler tests positive for COVID-19 in Holmes County


HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WDHN) — A toddler tested positive for COVID-19 in Holmes County, according to a release from the Florida Department of Health Wednesday.

The child is a 16-month-old boy and is being isolated with his parents at home until they are cleared by health officials. Holmes County epidemiology staff are monitoring the family’s contacts to contain potential infections.

“We will be working closely with the family, close contacts and healthcare providers to determine what additional COVID-19 testing may be required,” said Karen Johnson, Holmes County Health Officer. “We are also coordinating with local and state officials to ensure proper precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus. I want to stress that we need to continue to protect those who are most at risk – individuals age 65 and older and those with underlying medical conditions.”

The child’s diagnosis brings the county’s number of COVID-19 to 10 since the pandemic began. The average age of these cases is 42, according to the Florida COVID-19 dashboard.

Those with concerns over the virus can call the health department at 850-614-6045.

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