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By Patricia Roberts

January 19, 2021


Patti Roberts, PIO
Office: 850-401-6353


DeFuniak Springs, Fla. – DOH Walton/Walton Community Health Center is conducting free COVID 19 testing in DOH-Walton locations in Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs by appointment only. Call 850-401-6453 for more information and to schedule a drive-up appointment. Antibody tests are not available. We have received 500 doses of Moderna Covid 19 vaccine for the week of January 18-22. Please monitor our website for updated information on the availability of vaccine and how to register for an appointment.


Demographic information on Covid-19 cases due to ongoing epidemiological investigations, are provisional and subject to change: For the week of January 11 through January 17 there were 340 new Walton County cases reported. Walton County total cases

(5855). Municipalities by zip code can be found on the dashboard (click on the bottom of the page Cases by Zip code). Detailed community data excludes outbreaks at Correctional Facilities, Long-Term Care Facilities, and out of state residents tested in Walton County and can be found on the County Line Report on


There have been 60 deaths in Walton County. COVID19 Hospitalizations in Walton County Hospitals as of today (26) This data may include persons other than Walton County cases.

Included in total cases is 492 current and past outbreaks in Walton County Correctional facilities staff and inmates.

Included in total cases is current and past outbreaks of (249) residents and/or staff that have tested positive for COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities in Walton County. The daily COVID- 19 report also includes information from the Agency for Health Care Administration, by county about cases and deaths related to staff or residents in long-term care facilities his report is also available at

Effective July 2, 2020, COVID-19 confirmed through antigen testing are included in overall case counts. Antigen tests are a new way to check for active COVID-19 infection at the time of your appointment.

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 website at For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, call (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day or email

For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website at


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