DOH-Pasco reports 100% of COVID-19 cases now investigated

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County has investigated 100% of all reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pasco County as of June 1.

NEW PORT RICHEY — The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County has investigated 100% of all reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pasco County as of June 1.

Officials call this “a significant accomplishment,” as it allows DOH-Pasco epidemiologists to identify contacts and implement control measures in a timely manner.

“As of this week, Pasco County has tested over 14,400 people for COVID-19, and DOH-Pasco appreciates both their employees and community partners who have worked so hard to reach this milestone,” said DOH-Pasco Public Information Officer Melissa Watts. “Along with providing testing and other services related to COVID-19, DOH-Pasco continues to assist clients who participate in DOH programs and services while practicing social distancing; in March and April, nearly $1.2 million in WIC benefits were redeemed in Pasco County.”

Watts noted that in addition to testing, Pasco County partners continue to reach out to help those in need during the COVID-19 Safer At Home Executive Order.

Pasco County Senior Services has served over 50,000 meals to people in need since March 16. Pasco County Senior Services is a division of the Pasco County Community Services Department, which offers congregate and home-delivered meals to individuals who are age 60 or older, frail and home-bound.

For more information on Pasco County Senior Services, visit www.pascocountyfl.net/366/Senior-Services. For more information on COVID-19 in Florida, visit www.floridahealth.gov/covid-19, email covid-19@flhealth.gov or call 866-779-6121.