COVID By The Numbers: How Many Tested Positive And Negative At Sacred Heart; Escambia County Cases

March 31, 2020

Here is a look at COVID-19 by the numbers in Escambia County.

There are the latest numbers from testing conducted by Ascension Sacred Heart as of late Monday afternoon:

  • 2,276: Total number of tests.
  • 1,879: Number of test results returned.
  • 99: The number of  positive results.
  • 5.3: The percentage of tests that were positive.
  • 1,780: The number of negative tests.
  • 62: The number of positives from Escambia County.
  • 22: The number of positives from Santa Rosa County.
  • 5: The number of positives from Okaloosa County.
  • 1: The number of positives from Walton County.
  • 2: The number of positives from other Florida locations.
  • 1:  The number of positives from Louisiana.
  • 6: The number of positives from Alabama.

Key numbers for Escambia County:

  • 81: The number of positive cases in Escambia County.
  • 76: Number of residents with COVID-19.
  • 5: The number of non-residents.
  • 2-94: Age range of positive cases in Escambia.
  • 43: The number of men.
  • 34: The number of women.
  • 2: Number of people in the hospital
  • 787: The number of tests reported by the state
  • 705: The number of negatives reported by the state
  • 653: Number of negatives that were residents.
  • 1: Number awaiting testing, per the state.

Florida Department of Health data key takeaways statewide as of Monday night:

  • 5,704: Total number of positive cases.
  • 5,489: Total number of cases in Florida residents
  • 714: Number of cases hospitalized
  • 71: The number dead.


5 Responses to “COVID By The Numbers: How Many Tested Positive And Negative At Sacred Heart; Escambia County Cases”

  1. You can’t be serious on April 1st, 2020 7:38 am

    What are you suggesting? An armed sheriffs deputy at the front door of every person who tests positive? First of all we don’t have an unlimited amount of men and women who are deputies. Not to mention, this isn’t Russia. The Health Dept is in touch with each patient-or their guardian. They are told to stay home 14 days. You can ‘guard’ every one of them. That is ludicrous.

  2. Rabha azab on April 1st, 2020 1:35 am

    We are in a small city, so it’s easy to control of the people if they close the escambia county border no more people can come or leave form here and if every store have a police officer inside to make sure not a lot of people there I think it might help to reduce of the cases effects by the virus. It is just my idea it might help. Thank you.

  3. Bobby on March 31st, 2020 8:43 pm

    @Linda Franza
    Most of the information coming out about masks that I’ve seen is that they are only effective for those already infected as they block the droplets and other expelled germs from landing on surfaces, other people, etc. and infecting them. Wearing a ill-fitting mask with gaps and such or masks not certified to a high-filtration level and properly sealed is a pointless exercise in my opinion. You are much better served to wear gloves and not touch your face, sanitizing as you go, and of course, washing hands for 20 seconds when possible.

  4. Linda Franza on March 31st, 2020 7:05 pm

    How is Escambia County going to get anything under control and stop the spread if we have no idea where these positive patients are going. If we knew, we probably would not go there especially the elderly. Also, everybody should be wearing masks, not just a few people. Why is this not made a rule?

  5. bewildered on March 31st, 2020 7:42 am

    So where are the 79 people who do not require hospitalization? Are they being guarded round the clock to assure they are not leaving their house? If not, it does not make any sense. You cannot expect for all these folks to have the decency and/or common sense to stay isolated.